How often may I defer a ticket?
You are only eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program once a year.
What are the benefits of the Infraction Deferral Program?
- You may not have to go to court.
- Your offense will not be reported to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles; and you will not have any points assigned to your license.
- The infraction will not show up as a conviction on your driving record.
- You do not have to pay any other court costs.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program?
You are not
eligible to apply for the program if:
- You are not at least 18 years old.
- You have a CDL endorsement.
- You have a probationary license.
- You are currently in a deferral program in any county or you have participated in a deferral program during the last 12 months.
- You cannot provide proof of current automobile insurance.
- You currently are on probation or parole.
- You have had a major driving offense in the last five years. Major driving offenses include DUI, OWI, DWI, passing a school bus while loading or unloading, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, no valid license, construction zone/worksite violation when workers are present, or being a habitual traffic offender.
- Your court date, listed on your ticket, has passed.
- You already have paid your fine.
How do I apply for the Infraction Deferral program?
There are several ways to apply for the program.
- Online, by clicking here.
- In person at the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Room 107, 1st floor, Grant County Courthouse, 101 E. Fourth St., Marion.
- By telephone at 765-664-0739 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
- Through your attorney, if you have retained one.
How much are deferral fees?
The fee for the 6-month program is $192.50.
The fee for the 12-month program is $252.50.
The fees include court costs, user’s fees, automated record-keeping fee, document storage fee and highway work zone fee.
How do I pay my fees?
Fees are payable by:
- money order
- cashier’s check
- certified check, made payable to the clerk of court your case is assigned to. For example, if your case is assigned to Gas City Court, the certified check or money order must be payable to the Gas City Court Clerk.
Payment must be accompanied by your signed agreement.
Your deferral does not start until after you make your payment.
How long do I have to pay the deferral fee?
Fees are generally due 30 days from the date of approval.
May I make payments?
No. Payments must be made in full.
Must I attend classes as part of the deferral?
No. No special classes are required.