|Waiverable Traffic and Criminal Offenses|
|Mandatory Court Appearances||Bond Information|
General Information Regarding Waiverable Offenses
Certain traffic violations and criminal offenses can be waived - that is you can admit guilt and pay your fines and court costs without having to come to court. Other violations REQUIRE a court appearance under the law. Below you will find a list of the mandatory appearances as well as those that are waiverable. Payment can be mailed to the above address or made in person at the Hocking County Municipal Court, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, or at the Logan Police Department after office hours with exact change. The Court accepts cash, check, money order, Visa or Mastercard.
Waiverable Traffic and Criminal Offenses
following traffic violations may be waived by paying the amounts
shown next to the citation. If you received more than one
on the face of the traffic ticket, you must pay $35 for each
Checks must have current address and phone number listed. Please write the defendant's social security number and/or the ticket number on memo line for proper credit.
FAILURE TO PAY YOUR FINE IN FULL
OR FOLLOW SCHEDULED PAYMENTS WILL RESULT IN A LICENSE SUSPENSION
UNTIL SUCH FINE IS PAID. ALL VIOLATIONS REQUIRE PROOF OF
FOR THE DATE OF THE CITATION. IF YOUR TICKET IS MARKED "FR
NOT SHOWN" YOU MUST BRING PROOF TO COURT. DO NOT BRING
INVOICES OR APPLICATIONS. YOU NEED AN INSURANCE CARD WITH
DATES FOR THE CAR LISTED ON THE CITATION, OR A COPY OF YOUR
FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCE WILL RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE IMPOSED BY THE OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS.
****All minor misdemeanors are $135.00 except as
(Not withstanding construction and school zone violations)
|Speed 0-10 MPH over||$ 135.00|
|Speed 11-20 MPH over||$ 145.00|
|Speed 21-30 MPH over||$ 155.00|
|Speed 31 and over||$ 165.00|
|Child restraint||$ 120.00|
|Drug Abuse/Possession||$ 205.00|
|* APV Violation include: off trails, operate w/o valid OL, unauthorized use on highway or private property, capturing animals|
Mandatory Court Appearances
If you have been
cited for one of the following violations, you are REQUIRED to
appear in court on the date listed at the bottom of your
If your citation requires a mandatory appearance, report to the Clerk's office on your stated court date and time (arraignments are at 8:15 A.M., Monday through Wednesday) which is listed on the lower right hand corner of the citation copy given to you by the officer. You may report directly to the Court Bailiff and sign in.
- Drag racing
- Three prior traffic convictions within the last year
- Willful fleeing
- Driving with impaired alertness or ability
- Fictitious unauthorized, display or no front plate
- Vehicular homicide
- Hit skip
- Driving Under Suspension
- No Ohio License Expired operator's license or registration (greater than 6 months)
- Drug paraphernalia and some other drug offenses as indicated by the officer
FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR YOUR SCHEDULED ARRAIGNMENT WILL RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
Bond InformationPosting Bond
Bonds can be posted at the clerk’s office or after hours by contacting the Hocking County Sheriff's office.
Cash bonds will be refunded to the individual who posted the bond. If a cash or 10% bond is posted, 90% of the monies paid will be refunded to the individual who posted the bond.
**The $45 fee must be paid to the Court on any bond posted except for minor misdemeanors. $25 of monies will be refunded to the individual who posted it only if the charges against the Defendant are dismissed.
Bond for out of state residents is twice the amount plus $20 for each offense.
Absolutely no felonies, M1 domestic violence or sex offense charges are to be bonded out without approval from the Judge. The only exceptions are defendants who are in need of medical treatment. The defendant is to sign a recognizance bond for the next business day.
Domestic violence charges are subject to any additional conditions as set by the Court, on a case by case basis, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2919.251, which are as follows:
- Whether the person has a history of domestic violence or a history of other violent acts
- The mental health of that person
- Whether the person has a history of violating orders of any court or government agency;
- Whether the person is potentially a threat to any other person;
- Whether setting bail at a high level will interfere with any treatment or counseling that the person or the family of the person is undergoing.