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Traffic and Misdemeanor Court

The Traffic and Misdemeanor Division handles a variety of citations ranging from petty misdemeanor offenses which include minor parking and traffic violations to misdemeanor offenses including driving while intoxicated, theft, and worthless check violations.  In 2005, the Traffic/Misdemeanor Division processed approximately 74,000 new traffic and misdemeanor offenses.

What are the maximum penalties for a petty misdemeanor and a misdemeanor?

A petty misdemeanor is punishable by up to a maximum fine of $300.  Because there is no possibility of jail time, a petty misdemeanor is not considered a crime.

A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

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How to expunge a criminal/traffic case

How to file a Motion to Reopen a case

How to file a Motion to Withdraw a Plea of Guilty

What to expect at court hearings from arraignment to jury trial

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The information contained on this site is not intended as legal advice but as a general guide to explain the legal process.