Mandatory Court Appearance

Only certain traffic violations are payable without an appearance in court. The following traffic and ordinance violations require a court appearance either in accordance with State law or by order of the St. Charles Municipal Court Judge:
  • All ordinance violations (ex. stealing, assault, alcohol possession, obstruction, loud noise, trespass, dog violations, housing code, etc.)
  • Any traffic offense involving an accident (regardless of extent of damages)
  • Careless and imprudent driving (C&I )
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving while your drivers license is suspended / driving while your drivers license is revoked
  • Failure to provide proof of insurance if involved in accident
  • Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over speed limit