If you are interested in the deferral program, please contact our prosecutor online at morganprosecutor.com.
Additional questions can be directed to our city court phone line at 765-342-1259 during regular business hours.
Thank you for your patience during this time!
Martinsville’s City Court serves the community by hearing cases involving infractions, misdemeanors and ordinance violations. City Court staff respects the fundamental rights of all those who appear before the Court. The staff provides fair and impartial treatment and controls avoidable delays. In return, the staff requires the respect and cooperation of all those appearing before them to ensure prompt resolution or direction of their particular situation.
Court is in session every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall at 59 South Jefferson Street. Trials begin at or near 3:00 p.m.
Please be aware that our City Court is a part-time court, so court personnel may not be available at your convenience. If you need to reach us, please call (765) 342-1259 or you may email the city court at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. Failing to contact the court is not an excuse for not appearing in court on the date given on your citation or when you bonded out of jail.
If you fail to appear, you will be charged additional late fees, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and/or you may be suspended by the BMV.
When paying fines, please note that no personal or business checks will be accepted and no partial payments are accepted. Money orders, certified checks or cashier checks made out to Martinsville City Court are accepted. If you are paying in person, cash is accepted, but please do not mail cash.
This schedule is a guideline and is subject to change. Any fines paid after the due/court date, is subject to a $25 late fee. You may request 1 extension. Any additional extensions will result in a onetime $25 fee being added.
Traffic Fines And Costs
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|Child Restraint Violations||$25.00|
|Highway Workzone Violation||$433.50|
|Disregarding Automatic Signal/Stop Sign||$150.00|
|Failure To Yield Right Of Way||$150.00|
|Passing School Bus While Loading/Unloading||$300.00|
|All Other Moving Violations||$150.00|
|Seat Belt Violation / Adult||$25.00|
|Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle||$250.00|
|Non Valid Registration Plate||$150.00|
|Expired Driver’s License||$150.00|
|Driving While Suspended – Infraction|
(Possible 90 Day Suspension By BMV)
(Minimum 90 Day Suspension by BMV & Fines)
Notice: Fees Apply To Guilty PleasThe above fines only apply to guilty pleas; if you plead not guilty and go to trial, fine could be higher if facts justify.
Due to Federal Law - no diversion programs for CDL
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|Overweight: 1-5000 lbs. Over||$150.00|
|Overweight: 5001-10,000 lbs. Over||$1,000.00|
|Overweight: 10,001 lbs. Over||$0.20 / lbs.|
|FMCSR – Company Violations||$200.00|
|FMCSR – Driver Violations||$200.00|
|Fuel Tax Permits||$150.00|
|Other Moving Violations||$150.00|
|Seat Belt Violations||$125.00|
Notice: Highway Work Zone Violations and Speeding TicketsHighway Work Zone Violations and Speeding Tickets issued for speed of 30 mph (or more) over the posted limit MUST appear in court to discuss the option of enrolling in our deferral program. Court date is on ticket.
Do Not Apply For Deferred Prosecution If: You have a current CDL (commercial driver's license) You are under the age of 18Apply Online
|12 MONTHS DEFERRALS||$254.50|
|QUALIFYING OFFENSE||TICKET FINE|
|Driving while Suspended (Must get Valid on deferral)||$175.00|
|Passing Stopped School Bus||$300.00|
|Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle||$250.00|
|Speeding in a Work Zone||$433.50|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$200.00|
|Reckless Driving- Infraction Only||$150.00|
|6 MONTH DEFERRALS||$194.50|
|Disregard Stop Sign or Auto Signal||$150.00|
|Following too Closely||$150.00|
|No Insurance (Must provide proof of insurance – on deferral)||$150.00|
|No Valid Operator’s License||$150.00|
|6 MONTH NON-MOVING DEFERRALS||124.00|
|Operation of Off Road Vehicle on Public Highway||$150.00|
|Possession of Paraphernalia (infraction)||$150.00|
|SEAT BELT DEFERRALS||$21.00|
|Dismissed upon payment|
Notice: Do Not Pay Your Ticket or Send Any MoneyIf applying for the deferral program, Do Not Pay Your Ticket or Send Any Money at this time. You will receive payment instructions upon approval.
You have entered a Not Guilty plea for your case before this Court. A Bench Trial has been set. The following is an explanation of procedures for a Bench Trial.
- If you have witness/witnesses that you want to subpoena to appear, the court will provide the subpoenas. It is your responsibility to complete the subpoena. It is also your responsibility to either send the subpoena certified mail requesting a signed receipt returned to you, have the sheriff serve he subpoena or you can hand deliver it to the witness. It is also your responsibility to hand deliver or mail signed copies of subpoena to the court 10 days before the Bench Trial.
- Appear for your trial prepared to present your case! A trial is not a debate.
- At trial the State will present their witness/witnesses and their evidence.
- You will have an opportunity to question the State’s witness/witnesses regarding their testimony.
- When the State is done, you will have an opportunity to present your witness/witnesses and your evidence.
- That State will have an opportunity to question your witness/witnesses on their testimony.
- You will then have an opportunity to give your testimony to the Judge.
- The State will be given an opportunity to question you on your testimony.
- The Judge may ask questions of your and/or the State’s witness.
- At the conclusion, the Judge will render his verdict.
- Please appear for your trial prepared to present your case.
- If you wish to request a continuance of your trial, each side is given one continuance. You must request this continuance at least five (5) days prior to your trial date. If you call to request a continuance the day of your trial, your request will be denied unless it is an emergency situation.
Neither the Judge, nor the Court staff, may give you legal advice on the preparation of your case. If you come to trial representing yourself, you need to be prepared to present your case.