You may visit the Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. The Clerk’s office is located in Newton Falls City Hall on the second floor at 19 North Canal Street, across from McDonald’s . Please review carefully all information on both the front and back of the citation that was issued to you.
Q: Can I call to request time to pay my fine?
Q: I forgot to pay my citation on time. Can I mail it
on the court date?
Q: I forgot to show my insurance card to the officer
and was told if I bring it in, I can just pay my fine. Is this correct?
Q: Will my fine be different if I come to court? How
do I know how much money to bring?
Q: I did not have insurance on the day I received my
citation. Will my license be suspended? For how long?
Q: Can I get driving privileges while my license is suspended?
The Court accepts payment by cash, money order or Visa/Mastercard. Money orders should be made payable to the Newton Falls Municipal Court, and can be mailed. Please include a copy of the citation or the citation number on the check.
Court costs are a minimum $90.00 for moving violations and $66.00 for non-moving violations (including charges that can be waived). These costs CANNOT be waived if a person is found guilty, unless the Court makes a determination that the person is indigent.
If you go to trial, there may be additional costs incurred for subpoenas, witness fees, etc. These fees are in addition to the minimum court costs.
The Court does not accept personal or business checks. If you attempt to pay in this manner, or pay late, a $10.00 costs will be added to your case.
There is a service fee for the use of a credit card.
If you wish to plead not guilty you must either:
1) Appear in court on the date and time specified on the citation and enter a verbal not guilty plea, or
2) Enter your not guilty plea in writing by the date and time on the citation. You must have the citation number, your complete name and address and a phone number at which you can be reached and post bond to secure your appearance at all subsequent proceedings. Based on the not guilty plea the court will set a trial date and will notify you by mail of your date.
You must post a cash bond by sending a money order with your plea. Please call the Clerk's Office at 330-872-0232 to receive information about the proper amount. In addition, if you do not indicate in writing that you wish to waive your right to a speedy trial, your case will be set for trial within the time required, and no continuance will be allowed. In the case of a first offense, this will be within 30 days of the date you received the ticket. In other cases it will be within 45 days of the date of the offense.
The Clerk's Office can grant one (1) extension of your original arraignment date of up to seven (7) days at a cost of $5.00 for most cases, except more serious offenses that require an appearance on your original date.
A second continuance of your arraignment date or a continuance of your pre-trial, trial, or status hearing must be granted by a judge. There is a $15.00 charge for such continuances. You must request this continuance in writing explaining the reason for the request. The Court will notify you of its decision.
If your citation requires a mandatory appearance, report to the Bailiff’s office on your stated court date and time and sign in. (arraignments are at 9 A.M.) which is listed on the lower right hand corner of the citation copy given to you by the officer. All proceedings are called in check-in order insofar as is possible.
Failure to appear in Court as required will result in the following actions:
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