Traffic Offenses

Traffic Offenses that do not require a court appearance:
Violation Fine Costs Total
Allowing Child Under the Age of 16 to operate motor vehicle $50.00 $159.00 $209
Bicycle - no lamps or reflector $20.00 $159.00 $179
Blocking Highway $30.00 $159.00 $189
Casting a light from a public road (nuisance spotlighting) $100.00 $159.00 $259
Clinging to vehicle $20.00 $159.00 $179
Coasting $20.00 $159.00 $179
Crossing a fire hose $50.00 $159.00 $209
Disobeying traffic control devices on a controlled-access highway $20.00 $159.00 $179
Driving on beach or sand dunes $100.00 $159.00 $259
Driving on wrong side of road $30 $159 $189
Driving through or around a barricade/fence/warning sign/detour sign $20 $159 $179
Driving under the minimum speed $20 $159 $179
Driving upon sidewalk $20 $159 $179
Driving with vision obscured $20 $159 $179
Entering highway closed by state trooper $20 $159 $179
Expired license $25 $209 $234
Expired tag $25 $159 $184
Failure to affix tinting-compliance label $20 $159 $179
Failure to dim headlights $20 $159 $179
Failure to display flare or warning devices $20 $159 $179
Failure to exercise care $20 $159 $179
Failure to move over or reduce speed when approaching enforcement or emergency vehicles $25 $159 $184
Failure to move to the right upon approach of emergency vehicle $50 $159 $209
Failure to obey pedestrian-control signals $20 $159 $179
Failure to obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device $20 $159 $179
Failure to stop at railroad crossing $10 $159 $169
Failure to stop when emerging from alley, driveway, or building $20 $159 $179
Failure to use child restraint $25 $159 $184
Failure to wear safety belt $41 $0 $41
Failure to yield right-of-way $20 $159 $179
Failure to yield to emergency vehicle $50 $159 $209
Following emergency vehicle $50 $159 $209
Following too closely $20 $159 $179
Hitchhiking $10 $159 $169
Impeding the flow of traffic $20 $159 $179
Improper access to controlled-access roadway $20 $159 $179
Improper backing $20 $159 $179
Improper brakes $20 $159 $179
Improper horn $20 $159 $179
Improper lane change $20 $159 $179
Improper lane usage $20 $159 $179
Improper length/width of a motor bus $100 $159 $259
Improper lights $20 $159 $179
Improper motorcycle operation $20 $159 $179
Improper muffler $10 $159 $169
Improper or no rearview mirror $20 $159 $179
Improper passing $20 $159 $179
Improper passing on a motorcycle $20 $159 $179
Improper riding of a bicycle on a roadway $20 $159 $179
Improper signal $10 $159 $169
Improper stopping or parking on or in highway (general) $30 $159 $189
Improper stopping, standing, or parking in specified places $30 $159 $189
Improper stopping, standing, or parking outside of business or residence $30 $159 $189
Improper tag $25 $159 $184
Improper tag classification $25 $159 $184
Improper tires $20 $159 $179
Improper turn $20 $159 $179
Improper use of clearly indicated divided highway $30 $159 $189
Improper window tinting $100 $159 $259
Improperly driving over the center line of a four-lane roadway $20 $159 $179
Improperly opening and closing vehicle doors $20 $159 $179
Insurance - allowing the operation of a vehicle without insurance $50 $159 $209
Insurance - display of invalid insurance $50 $159 $209
Insurance - failure or refusal to display $50 $159 $209
Insurance - operating a vehicle the registration of which is suspended $50 $159 $209
Insurance - operating a vehicle without insurance $50 $159 $209
Littering highway $100 $159 $259
Making a U-turn $20 $159 $179
Motorcycle -no shoes $10 $159 $169
No CD license $100 $159 $259
No driver's license $25 $209 $234
No flag, flares, or other warning device $20 $159 $179
No helmet (motorcycle rider) $10 $159 $169
No motorcycle endorsement $20 $159 $179
No permit (oversized width, height, length) $100 $159 $259
No plainly visible tag $50 $159 $209
No red or orange flag or red light or amber strobe $20 $159 $179
No reflect device on slow-moving vehicles $20 $159 $179
No reflectors on tractor $20 $159 $179
Obstructing driver's view $20 $159 $179
Operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license $25 $209 $234
Overweight/overheight/overlength truck $100 $159 $259
Parking more than 18 inches from curb $30 $159 $189
Pedestrian entering or remaining on bridge or railroad crossing $30 $159 $189
Pedestrian on highway $20 $159 $179
Pedestrians not yielding to authorized emergency vehicles $10 $159 $169
Refusal to weigh $300 $159 $459
Riding in house trailer $20 $159 $179
Running red light $20 $159 $179
Running stop sign $20 $159 $179
Seat belt violation $41 $0 $41
Shifting load $25 $159 $184
Slowing or stopping without a proper signal $20 $159 $179
Speeding Less than 25 MPH over posted speed limit $20 $159 $179
Speeding 25 MPH or more over posted speed limit $40 $159 $199
Speeding in a construction zone: Less than 25 MPH over posted speed limit $40 $159 $199
Speeding in a construction zone: 25 MPH or more over posted speed limit $80 $159 $239
Speed - exceeding reasonable and prudent $20 $159 $179
Spilling load $100 $159 $259
Stopping on highway $30 $159 $189
Switched personalized license plates $100 $159 $259
Texting while driving $25 $159 $184
Towing or hauling a disabled vehicle $50 $159 $209
Unattended motor vehicle $25 $159 $184
Unloading logs, lumber, etc., on or near highway $25 $159 $184
Violating driver's license restriction or endorsement* $10 $159 $169
Violating oversized-load permit $100 $159 $259

*This amount does not include the $50 penalty imposed pursuant to § 32-6-18 and § 32-6-19, Ala. Code 1975.

The court office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Court is held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in Guntersville Town Hall located at 340 Blount Avenue.

For more information contact the office at (256) 571-7579.
Delana Weaver,
Magistrate
Amanda Chastain,
Court Magistrate
Marsha Mills,
Court Magistrate
Byron Waldrop,
Municipal Court Judge