What is a criminal traffic charge?
A criminal traffic charge, such as driving under the influence, requires a court appearance and subjects a person to penalties that include a fine and/or the possibility of a jail term. Payment of the ticket cannot be made automatically to the Clerk's Office. Persons charged with a criminal offense, if not given a court date at the jail, will be mailed a notice of hearing.

If a court date is not received within 14 days it is recommended you contact the Clerk's office for information by calling 352-341-6424.

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1. What types of cases are handled in Traffic Court?
2. What is a criminal traffic charge?
3. What is a civil traffic infraction?
4. When do I have to pay my ticket?
5. What if I can't pay my ticket within 30 days?
6. What happens if I don't pay my ticket on time?
7. Do I have other options besides just paying the ticket?
8. How do I enter a not guilty plea to a civil traffic infraction?
9. Who will be present at the hearing?
10. What happens if the court finds me guilty?
11. Can the Clerk's Office advise me about points assessed against my license?
12. How do I figure out what I owe on my ticket?
13. Why was my case/citation submitted to a collections agency?
14. What happens after my citation/case has been referred to a collections agency?
15. Will this referral hurt my credit rating?
16. What happens to the money I pay for my traffic citation?