If you choose this form of payment, please check with the court’s online records to make sure that you are paying for any and all citations against you. The result of your search will display all cases relevant to that search. Tickets can contain up to seven (7) separate charges, if you are paying to waive a court appearance, make sure you are paying all the charges. Multiple cases per ticket are listed with letters after the case number as illustrated below:
It is also important that you make sure the Vandalia Municipal Court receives proof that you had insurance at the time of your offense(s). Proof of insurance is a requirement. Again, please check with the court’s online records to see if proof of insurance was shown on your ticket. If you showed proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as “Proof of Ins.?: Shown”), then you have complied with the State of Ohio requirements, no further action on your behalf is required. If you did not show proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as “Proof of Ins.?: Not Shown”), the Court is required to notify the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles who in turn will mail you a request for proof of insurance. Failure to comply will result in a suspension of your driving privileges. DO NOT SEND PROOF OF INSURANCE TO THE COURT AFTER PAYMENT.
Payment of Fines/Costs are also accepted by the Clerk’s Office as long as it is received prior to the date on the Fine and Court Cost order which you signed prior to leaving the Courthouse. If you missed the date, you MUST appear in person at the Clerk’s Office as a warrant may have been issued for your arrest and/or notification to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of a license forfeiture and/or block along with additional fees. This is important because it is more expensive for your attorney to deal with a warrant and potentially could land you in jail until it gets sorted out.
Certain offenses are NOT payable online and a Court appearance at the Vandalia Municipal Court required. What follows is a list of offenses that cannot be paid online, thus requiring a Court appearance:
- ANY FELONY OR INDICTABLE OFFENSE
- OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS OF ABUSE, OR PERMITTING ANOTHER TO DO SO.
- LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION OR WITHOUT A LICENSE EXCEPT FOR EXPIRED LICENSE OF LESS THAN (6) MONTHS
- THIRD SPEED VIOLATION WITHIN 12 MONTHS
- ELUDING/FLEEING A POLICE OFFICER
- DRAG RACING
- PHYSICAL CONTROL
- ANY SPEED CLOCKED AT 31 MPH OR MORE OVER THE POSTED LIMIT OR 16 MPH OR MORE OVER THE POSTED LIMIT IN SCHOOL ZONE
- PASSING A SCHOOL BUS
Lastly, it is important to understand that paying your citations online is a plea of guilty. By submitting your information to request payment, you understand that you are pleading “Guilty” to all charges against you as listed on the citation, consequently waiving your right to an appearance in court or to a trial. You further understand that, when processed, this will close your case and the Court will forward this information to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the appropriate points will still be added to your license.
It is always a good practice to speak with an attorney prior to making any decision about a criminal case. Often, unintended consequences can come back at a later time to create greater problems.
Vandalia DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”
To learn more about the Vandalia Municipal Court contact me, or check these city-specific sites at the following links: