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File a report with the police department. Call the Magistrate’s Office at 205-664-6835 to set up an appointment to have your report screened. Upon arrival, you will file a deposition with a magistrate. If there is probable cause, a warrant or summons will be issued. Some important points to remember: It takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to file a warrant. There is no charge for a warrant. Once a warrant is issued it cannot be dropped or cancelled!
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The magistrates can accept cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, credit/debit cards. Please call 205-664-6835 for more information.
No! The person who received the ticket will need to make a plea of guilty in front of a magistrate. The only exception is if you have already pled guilty before the judge and are returning to pay the fine. Please call 205-664-6835 for more information.
Any citations not paid by the court date are turned over to the Municipal Court Judge who issues a bench warrant and a suspension for the violator’s driving license. Please call 205-664-6835 for more information.
You must come to court on your court date and plea not guilty before the judge. The State of Alabama does not have a No Contest Law and will not accept pleas of No Contest. All fines paid by mail or in person to a Magistrate without going before a Judge are pled as guilty. Please visit our answer page for