Opelousas City Court
127 E. Grolee St
Opelousas, LA 70570


Office: (337) 948-2570
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Traffic Fine Schedule

Moving Violations

Exceeding Speed Limit in a School Zone Fine Cost Total
1-10 MPH Over Limit $ 66.00 $ 154.50 $ 220.50
11-15 MPH Over Limit $ 86.00 $ 154.50 $ 240.50
16-20 MPH OVER LIMITPlus One Night Driving School ($50.00) $ 136.00 $ 154.50 $ 290.50
21 MPH and Over Mandatory Appearance
EXCEEDING SPEED LIMIT IN 20 TO 40 MILE ZONE      
1-10 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 26.00 $ 154.50 $ 180.50
11-15 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 36.00 $ 154.50 $ 190.50
16-20 MPH OVER LIMITPlus One Night Driving School ($50.00) $ 126.00 $ 154.50 $ 280.50
21 MPH AND OVER MANDATORY APPEARANCE
EXCEEDING SPEED LIMIT IN 45, 55, 60,
OR 70 MILE ZONE
     
1-10 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 26.00 $ 154.50 $ 180.50
11-15 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 36.00 $ 154.50 $ 190.50
16-20 MPH OVER LIMITPlus One Night Driving School ($50.00) $ 61.00 $ 154.50 $ 215.50
21-25 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 76.00 $ 154.50 $ 230.50
26-30 MPH OVER LIMIT $ 136.00 $ 154.50 $ 290.50
31 MPH AND OVER MANDATORY APPEARANCE

 

APPEARANCE W/ ACCIDENT      
Other Moving Traffic Violations Fine Cost Total Fine Cost Total
CARELESS OPERATION $ 91.00 $ 149.50 $ 240.50 $ 199.00 $ 149.50 $ 348.50
CELL PHONE USAGE BY BUS DRIVER $ 99.00 $ 149.50 $ 248.50 $ 199.00 $ 149.50 $ 348.50
CELL PHONE USAGE BY BUS MINOR $ 99.00 $ 149.50 $ 248.50 $ 349.00 $ 149.50 $ 498.50
CELL PHONE USAGE BY BUS NOVICE $ 174.00 $ 149.50 $ 323.50 $ 199.00 $ 149.50 $ 348.50
CELL PHONE USAGE BY BUS 1ST TIME LICENSE HOLDER $ 99.00 $ 149.50 $ 248.50 $ 199.00 $ 149.50 $ 348.50
DRAG RACING $ 241.00 $ 149.50 $ 390.50 $ 241.00 $ 149.50 $ 390.50
DISOBEYING SCHOOL BUS SIGNALS $ 191.00 $ 149.50 $ 340.50 $ 266.00 $ 149.50 $ 415.50
DRIVING ACROSS MEDIAN $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
DRIVING ACROSS PARKING LOT TO AVOID TRAFFIC $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50      
DRIVING LEFT OF CENTER $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
DRIVING WRONG WAY ON ONE WAY $ 66.00 $ 149.50 $ 215.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
ENTERING TRAFFIC FROM PRIVATE DRIVE WITH ACCIDENT $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50      
EXCEEDING SAFE SPEED (TOO FAST FOR EXISTING COND.) $ 51.00 $ 149.50td> $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
EXCESSIVE SMOKE $ 36.00 $ 149.50 $ 185.50      
FAILURE TO DIM HEADLIGHTS $ 16.00 $ 149.50 $ 165.50      
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
FAILURE TO YIELD (STOP SIGN-FAST SPEED) $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
FAILURE TO YIELD (STOP SIGN-WALK SPEED) $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
FAILURE TO YIELD (YIELD SIGN) $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
FAILURE TO YIELD (RED LIGHT) $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50 $ 91.00 $ 149.50 $ 240.50
FAILURE TO YIELD EMERGENCY VEHICLE $ 241.00 $ 149.50 $ 390.50      
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE (BICYCLE) $ 249.00 $ 149.50 $ 398.50      
HARRASSMENT OF CYCLIST $ 249.00 $ 149.50 $ 398.50      
IMPROPER BACKING & STOPPING $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
IMPROPER TURNING $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
IMPROPER PASSING $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
IMPROPER LANE USAGE $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
LITTERING STREET & HIGHWAYS MUST APPEAR MUST APPEAR
NEON LIGHTS $ 41.00 $ 149.50 $ 190.50      
NO FACE PROTECTION ON MOTORCYCLE $ 16.00 $ 149.50 $ 165.50      
NO HELMET ON MOTORCYCLE $ 149.00 $ 149.50 $ 298.50      
RECKLESS OPERATION MUST APPEAR MUST APPEAR
RUNNING BARRICADE $ 366.00 $ 149.50 $ 515.50      
SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLE $ 150.00 $ 149.50 $ 299.50      
SPILLING GRAVEL, ETC. ON STREET OR HIGHWAY $ 141.00 $ 149.50 $ 290.50      
TAMPERING WITH BARRICADE) $ 141.00 $ 149.50 $ 290.50      
TELEVISION IN VIEW $ 141.00 $ 149.50 $ 290.50      
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING $ 99.00 $ 149.50 $ 248.50 $ 199.00 $ 149.50 $ 348.50
UNSAFE VEHICLE $ 41.00 $ 149.50 $ 190.50 $ 71.00 $ 149.50 $ 220.50
USE OF WIRELESS DEVICE IN SCHOOL ZONE $ 175.00 $ 149.50 $ 324.50 $ 350.00 $ 149.50 $ 499.50
FAILURE TO STOP AT CROSSING (UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD) $ 51.00 $ 149.50 $ 200.50      
OBEDIENCE TO SIGNALS (UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD) $ 91.00 $ 149.50 $ 240.50      
Non-Moving Violations Fine Cost Total Fine Cost Total
ALLOWING UNLICENSED PERSON TO OPERATE VEHICLE $ 116.00 $ 149.00 $ 265.00 $ 186.00 $ 149.00 $ 335.00
BROKEN TAILLIGHT LENS $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
BURNT HEADLIGHTS, TAILLIGHTS, OR LICENSE PLATE LIGHT $ 16.00 $ 149.00 $ 165.00      
CANCELLED LICENSE PLATE $ 86.00 $ 149.00 $ 235.00      
CHILD RESTRAINT LAW VIOLATION $ - $ 149.00 $ 149.00      
DEFACED DRIVER'S LICENSE OR INVALID DRIVER'S LICENSE $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
DISOBEYED POLICE OFFICER SIGNAL $ 136.00 $ 149.00 $ 285.00      
DRIVING WITHOUT TAILLIGHTS $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
DRIVING WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
DRIVING WITH PARK LIGHTS ONLY $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
DRIVING WITH WHITE LIGHTS IN REAR $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
DRIVING ACROSS PARKING LOT TO AVOID LIGHT $ 96.00 $ 149.00 $ 245.00      
EXPIRED DRIVER'S LICENSE $ 46.00 $ 129.00 $ 175.00      
EXPIRED LICENSE PLATE $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
EXPIRED INSPECTION OR REJECTION CERTIFICATE $ 61.00 $ 129.00 $ 190.00      
FAILURE TO CHANGE NAME AND ADDRESS ON LICENSE $ 36.00 $ 149.00 $ 185.00      
FAILURE TO TRANSFER REG. (IF TRANS. AFTER TKT RECEIVED) $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
FAILURE TO TRANSFER REG. (IF NOT TRANS. AFTER TKT RECEIVED) $ 86.00 $ 149.00 $ 235.00      
FIRE LANE AND HANDICAPPED PARKING $ 86.00 $ 149.00 $ 235.00      
IMPROPERLY DISPLAYED LICENSE PLATE $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
IMPROPERLY SECURED LOAD $ 236.00 $ 149.00 $ 385.00      
IMPROPER STOPPING ON ROADWAY $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
IMPROPER PARKING (PARKING ON ROADWAY, ETC. REG. TKT) $ 76.00 $ 74.00 $ 150.00      
IMPROPER PARKING (CITY POLICE TICKET, PAID WITHIN 24 HOURS) $ 5.00 $ 20.00 $ 25.00      
IMPROPER PARKING (PAID AFTER 24 HOURS, BEFORE COURT DATE) $ 20.00 $ 50.00 $ 70.00      
IMPROPER PARKING (PAID ON/AFTER COURT DATE) $ 20.00 $ 122.00 $ 142.00      
IMPROPER WINDOW TINT $ 86.00 $ 149.00 $ 235.50      
LOUD MUFFLER (DOUBLES WITH EACH OFFENSE) $ 36.00 $ 149.00 $ 185.00      
LOUD MUSIC (1ST OFFENSE) $ 200.00 $ 126.50 $ 326.50      
LOUD MUSIC (2ND OFFENSE) $ 300.00 $ 126.50 $ 426.50      
LOUD MUSIC (3RD OFFENSE) MUST APPEAR  
MISUSE OF TEMPORARY TAG $ 186.00 $ 149.00 $ 335.00      
MOVING WITHOUT PERMIT OVERLENGTH, OVERWIDTH LOAD $ - $ - $ -      
(MAY POST BOND 10 TIMES THE COST OF THE PERMIT) $ - $ - $ -      
NO BRAKE LIGHTS $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
NO DRIVER'S LICENSE (PLUS 1 NIGHT DRIVING SCHOOL-$50.00) $ 136.00 $ 149.00 $ 285.00      
DO DRIVER'S LICENSE IN POSSESSION $ 36.00 $ 129.00 $ 165.00      
NO INSPECTION OR REJECTION STICKER $ 86.00 $ 149.00 $ 235.00      
NO INSURANCE $ 116.00 $ 149.00 $ 265.00 MUST APPEAR
NO LICENSE PLATE $ 111.00 $ 149.00 $ 260.00      
NO MOTORCYCLE ENDORESMENT ON DRIVER'S LICENSE $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
NO MUD FLAPS (TRUCK) $ 66.00 $ 149.00 $ 215.00      
NO PROOF OF INSURANCE IN VEHICLE $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
NO REGISTRATION IN VEHICLE $ 46.00 $ 149.00 $ 195.00      
NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT $ - $ 45.00 $ 45.00      
SIMPLE OBSTRUCTION (PARKED VEHICLE) $ 76.00 $ 149.00 $ 225.00      
SWITCHED LICENSE PLATE $ 236.00 $ 149.00 $ 385.00      
SWITCHED MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION STICKER $ 161.00 $ 149.00 $ 310.00      
WALKING ON ROADWAY $ 96.00 $ 149.00 $ 245.00      

 

OTHER VIOLATIONS

OTHER VIOLATIONS Fine Cost Total
LITTERING   $ 160.00  
WORTHLESS CHECKS      
WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGE UNDER $10.00 $ 18.50 $ 136.50 $ 155.00
WORTHLESS CHECK CHARGE OVER $10.00 $ 33.50 $ 146.50 $ 180.00
ALL CONTEMPT FEES(LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD)
(FEES INCREASE BY $25.00 PER YEAR UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $315.00)
  $ 150.00  
MISCELLANEOUS      
OPEN CONTAINER $ 43.50 $ 126.50 $ 170.00
DRIVING SCHOOL      
EIGHT (8) HOURS (ADULT OR JUVENILE)   $ 100.00  
FOUR (4) HOURS (ADULT OR JUVENILE)   $ 50.00  
RESCHEDULING FEE   $ 50.00  
COMMUNITY SERVICE      
FEE   $ 50.00  
RESCHEDULING FEE   $ 50.00  

 

This Schedule Shall Superceed Any and All Previouly Signed Schedules