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    Question: I received a $100.00 jaywalking ticket that has no court date on it. What will happen If I don't show up. Is this fine excessive?

    Answer: Jaywalking is a civil traffic offense. See A.R.S. Sections 28-121 and 28-793. That type of offense carries a maximum fine of $250 plus any applicable surcharges. Surcharges can add up to an additional 47% of the fine amount.

    If the citation sets no court date, then the $100 assessment is a bond guaranteeing appearance in court to resolve the citation. You should call the court to be sure that a hearing is scheduled. If the court datewas set and has already been held, then the bond amount is levied against you as a fine.

    If you appear in court and a fine is assessed, your failure to pay can result in collection action as well as the suspension of your driver's license until all payments are made or until satisfactory arrangements for payment have been made. See A.R.S. Section 28-1601.


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    6 thru 8 of 8 comments     1  [ 2 ]   
    On 09/29/05
    i cant spill from AL said:
    jaywalking was introduced to control certain aspects of the law to an economic level. If everyone jaywalked traffic would get clogged slowing the delivery of goods and services. Teh fine is there to recoup the losses you have incurred on society for requiring vehicles to change direction or stop and wait for you to cross the streed
    On 05/04/04
    samantha from OR said:
    more people get hit in crosswalks than they do jaywalking (I think)
    On 02/27/03
    Nichole from AZ said:
    Jaywalking is there to keep people from being hit by a car or causing people from getting in an accident.
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