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Traffic Court

A traffic citation has been issued for you to appear before the Talladega County District Court. If you fail to pay or otherwise dispose of your case prior to the court date and fail to appear on your court date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Additionally, your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, the fine may be increased, and any bond posted may be forfeited.

Tickets listed in the chart below may be paid by entering a guilty plea without a required court appearance. If you wish to avoid a court appearance and enter a plea of guilty, sign the Defendant’s plea of guilty on the back of your copy of the ticket and attach your money order or cashier’s check for the amount of fine and costs indicated and mail it to:

District Court Clerk
P.O. Box 6137
Talladega, AL 35161

You may also pay online at: Alapay.com

NO PERSONAL CHECKS. Personal checks will be returned causing a delay. Your signed plea of guilty and money order must reach the Clerk’s office before your court date. If it does not, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, all without further notice to you.

For questions or payment please contact the Alabama Traffic Service Center at traffic.alacourt.gov or by calling toll free (866) 954-9399. Cases may be paid with a credit or debit card by calling (877) 252-7294 or by accessing the following website: Alapay.com

HELPFUL INFORMATION:
To avoid further court appearances, Defendant should bring to court all relevant documents at the first court appearance. For example, if the Defendant did not have insurance at the time the ticket was written, but has obtained insurance, proof of the new insurance may result in a lower fine. Also, if the Defendant had insurance coverage on another vehicle and the vehicle driven at the time of citation was newly purchased, the Defendant may bring proof of insurance on the other vehicle, proof of purchase of the newly purchased vehicle described in the ticket and a statement from the insurance provider that the newly purchased vehicle was covered at the time of citation, although the Defendant had not received the insurance card.

Tickets which may be paid without a court appearance.

Offenses Fines and Costs
Speeding (less than 25 mph over limit) $221.00
Speeding (more than 25 mph over limit) $241.00
Driving on the wrong side of the road $232.00
Failure to dim headlights $211.00
Failure to stop at RR crossing $211.00
Failure to yield right of way $221.00
Following too closely $221.00
Improper backing $221.00
Improper brakes $221.00
Improper lights $221.00
Improper muffler $211.00
Improper or no rearview mirror $221.00
Improper tag $226.00
Improper passing $221.00
Improper signal $211.00
Improper tires $221.00
Improper turn $221.00
Improper window tinting $221.00
No helmet (motorcycle) $211.00
No log book $251.00
Operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license $276.00
Overheight/width/weight $301.00
Running Red Light or Stop Sign $221.00
No child restraint $226.00
$46.00
Stopping on highway $231.00
Violating driver's license restriction or endorsement $261.00

NOTE: FINE AND COURT COSTS MAY BE GREATER IF NOT PAID BEFORE THE COURT DATE.

Please note that traffic violations not listed in the chart above cannot be paid without court appearance.

Defensive Driving School Options

Driving school may be permitted at the judge's discretion. Defendant must appear in court or write a letter to the judge prior to the court date.

Processing of No-Insurance Tickets

THE DEFENDANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT IF THE DEFENDANT HAS PROOF OF INSURANCE BY THE COURT DATE ON THE VEHICLE DRIVEN AT THE TIME OF THE TICKET.