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STATE COURT OF THOMAS COUNTY SCHEDULE
FOR FINE & SETTLEMENT
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013


**Note** For Moving Violations there is also a Defensive Driving School that can be attended in order to Reduce the Points on your License.  The Driving School must be completed before your Court Date in order for us to send to the state to reduce your points.  You will need to send the Certificate of Completion with your money to the address below. If you live out of State, check with your state as to whether you can take a certified Driving School in your state or if you must take a certified class in Georgia.  Check the Georgia Drivers Services Website for Approved Drivers Classes.  Go to www.dds.ga.gov

                                   If you would like to pay online go to 

                                           www.thomastix.com

 
SEND ALL PAYMENTS TO:
Clerk of State Court
Post Office Box 1995
Thomasville, GA 31799
Phone: (229) 225-4108

**FOR ALL FINES, IF YOU ARE SENDING YOUR FINE FROM OUT OF STATE.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT OUT OF STATE CHECKS
YOU MUST SEND A CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER**
 
SPEEDING
5-10 mph over speed limit$40.00
11-14 mph over speed limit$125.00
15-24 mph over speed limit$138.00
25-30 mph over speed limit$173.00
31-35 mph over speed limit$215.00
36 mph over the speed limit and above and  under 21 yrsMUST MAKE COURT APPEARANCE
MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC FINES
Suspended Registration $687.50
Cover over Headlights/Obstructed Headlights $125.00
Defective Equipment $97.00
No Light on Bicycle $125.00
Incorrect Address on License $125.00
Expired or Without Tag $97.00
Expired or Wrong Class License $97.00
Failure to dim lights $125.00
Failure to use signal $125.00
Failure to maintain control $125.00
Failure to stop for a bus $154.00
Failure to stop for a light/sign$167.00
Failure to yield for Emergency Vehicle $154.00
Failure to yield Right of Way $125.00
Following too Close $125.00
Illegal Backing $125.00
Illegal Passing $125.00
Illegal Parking $15.00
Illegal Turning $125.00
Impeding Flow of Traffic $125.00
Improper Crossing of RR $125.00
Improper Mufflers $125.00
Improper Signs $125.00
Improper Tag or Switching $154.00
Laying Drags (scratching off) $125.00
Littering $125.00
Loud Music/Loud Noise $100.00
Never having License $687.50
No Commercial License $650.00
No Insurance (if you did not have insurance on the date you were stopped) $547.00
No vaccination for rabies $125.00
Pedestrian under the influence (Public Drunk) $125.00
Permitting unlicensed person to drive $125.00
Off Truck Route 125.00
Open Container $184.00
SEATBELT VIOLATIONS
Birth to 5 yrs old $50.00
6 yrs old to 17 yrs old $25.00
18 yrs old & over $15.00
Tinted Windows $125.00
Too fast for Conditions $125.00
Weaving $125.00
Without helmet or shield $125.00
Without License on person (only if proof of a valid license is shown) $19.00
Without Proof of Insurance (if proof of insurance for the date of you were stopped is shown) $40.00
Wrong side of road $125.00
STATE MANDATED FINES FOR INTERSTATE TRACTOR TRAILERS, MOBILE HOMES CARRIERS, ETC. (THESE ARE ONLY IF GSP OR THOMAS COUNTY SHERIFF WROTE THE CITATION)
Insecure load $154.00
Improper escort $234.00
Motor fuel tax stamp-not applied $154.00
Motor fuel tax stamp-Without stamp $302.00
No Authority Interstate $302.00
No permit for wide load $245.00
No trailer brakes $302.00
No wide load signs $154.00
No status of log book $154.00
Overlength or overweight $154.00
Pulling mobile home after hours $120.00
Pulling mobile home without escort $234.00
Unauthorized route $154.00
MUST MAKE COURT APPEARANCE TO SETTLE
Attempting to Elude FINE SET BY JUDGE
Court Cost if you appear in Court $125.00
Court Cost to Dismiss a case prior to Court (can only be done by person who took out warrant) $125.00
Drag Racing FINE SET BY JUDGE

DUI
1st Offense 12 Mos. Prob. $837.00 fine 40 hrs CSW Attend DUI School (min) 
2nd Offense 12 Mos. Prob. $1438.00 fine 30 days CSW 3 days Jail

Attend DUI School

$25/for pic. In paper (min)
3rd Offense 12 Mos. Prob. $2331.00 fine 30 days CSW 15 days Jail

Attend DUI School

$25/for pic. In paper (min)
**Note** DUI Driving School MUST be attended on any offense in order to get your license back after the Suspension Time. The DUI school is now required by the State to be attended on Possession of Marijuana Charges in order to keep your license (whether you were Driving a vehicle or not). The school may also be attended before court the numbers are (229) 226-2167 or (229) 228-0511.
Possession of Marijuana Less than 1oz. 4 Mos. Prob. $585.00 Attend DUI School Allow Search (min)
Reckless Driving

$250.00

Revoked or Suspended License Minimum fine is $855.00, 2nd offense $1,000.00
**THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL OFFICE, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE POINTS CONTACT THE GSP @ (229) 225-4000.**
Points are accumulated for:
(a) Reckless Driving 4 points
(b) Unlawful passing school bus 6 points
(c) Improper passing on hill or curve 4 points
(d) Speeding
     15 MHP but less than 18 MHP 2 points
     19 MHP but less than 23 MHP 3 points
     24 MHP but less than 33 MHP 4 points
     34 MHP or more 6 points
(e) Disobedience of any traffic-control device or traffic officer 3 points
(f) Possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage while driving 2 points
(g) Failure to adequately secure a load 2 points
(h) All other moving violations 3 points
(i) Child Restraint-1st Offense 1 point
(j) Child Restraint-2nd Offense 2 points
(k) Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements 1 point
(l) Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane 4th & subsequent offense 1 point
All other Moving Violations 3 points



David Hutchings, Jr.
Clerk of Superior and State Courts
325 N. Madison Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone:(229)225-4108
Fax:(229)225-4110
david.hutchings@gsccca.org


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