Adamsville Alabama Court

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The Adamsville Municipal Court office is located in Adamsville City Hall.

PAYMENTS

Many citations for traffic violations may be settled prior to the court date by payment of a fine in compliance with the established fee schedule. If the fine is paid prior to the court date, a court appearance is not necessary. Payment is accepted only on traffic citations listed on the citation as payable without a court appearance.

PAYING AT CITY HALL

A traffic citation may be paid in person at the Court Office during regular business hours of Monday thru Friday, 8am until 4pm. Bring your copy of the traffic citation if possible. Payments made at City Hall can be made with cash, money order, certified check or Visa/Master Card credit/debit. You will receive a receipt at the time of payment showing both payment method and amount.

PAYING VIA PHONE

Visa and Master Card Credit/Debit payments can be made over the phone during regular business hours.

PAYING VIA MAIL

Mailed payments need to include the traffic citation signed and dated by the defendant on the back. If you have misplaced your copy you may click here** for a Guilty Plea Waiver form, sign this form and include it in lieu of the traffic citation. Include the citation number and your full name so that your payment can be properly applied to your citation. Payments may be made using certified check or money order. If you would like a receipt mailed to you please include a self addressed, stamped envelope. It is your responsibility to ensure the payment s mailed in a timely manner. Payment MUST be received prior to the court date showing on the citation, or you MUST appear in court.

**DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL** NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED**

TRAFFIC SCHOOL

Traffic school is currently held from 5:30pm-9:30pm, once a month. Contact the Court office to determine if you are eligible to attend. While there are several requirements for eligibility, one is that you have no more than two citations for moving violations on record for the past two year period. The charge to attend is $100, and must be paid in person at City Hall. The only methods of payment for traffic school are cash and money order. Payment must be made at least one week prior to the scheduled school date. Successful completion of this four hour class will result in a dismissal of your citation.

OBTAINING A WARRANT OF ARREST

The Municipal Court magistrate may issue warrants of arrest on misdemeanor offenses. The incident should first be reported to the police department, and an incident report made. The police officer may then refer the complainant to the municipal court magistrate or the county magistrate if it is determined the offense is a felony. The complainant will be placed under oath by the magistrate and asked to give a sworn written statement. Any proof of the alleged offense will also be accepted at this time. Should the magistrate determine that there is sufficient information showing probable cause that an offense was committed and that the person name committed the offense, then a warrant of arrest will be issued. The complainant will be required to appear in court and to give testimony. Defendants on misdemeanor offenses are allowed to make bail or bond.