Are you interested in receiving a fine reduction without having to appear before a judge? If so, the Violations Bureau may be the option for you.
The Violations Bureau is a choice provided by the Roseburg Municipal Court to resolve eligible minor traffic violations with a reduction in the base fine. Per ORS 153.800, Roseburg Municipal Court clerks have been appointed by the Presiding Judge to serve as Violations Bureau clerks. The Violations Bureau clerks have the authority to review the defendant's driving record and reduce the base fine amount based upon this review. The Violations Bureau clerk cannot take into account any extenuating circumstances or explanations for the citation. Defendants wishing to offer an explanation or provide evidence of mitigating circumstances related to the issuance of the citation must appear before a judge.
Are you eligible for the Violations Bureau?
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a base fine reduction through the Violations Bureau:
1. Citation is for a traffic violation listed on the Violations Bureau Fine Reduction Schedule
2. Have fewer than three (3) moving violation convictions within the past two years
3. The current offense was not committed within a school zone or construction zone
If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, you may contact the court in person or by phone for additional information.
Violations Bureau Reduction at Court
You may participate in the Violations Bureau reduction process by coming to the front counter of the Roseburg Municipal Court to speak with a Court clerk. The clerk will review your driving record to confirm eligibility. If eligible, the clerk will have you sign option #2 on the back of your Citation and initial a plea above your signature.
You may appear before a Violations Bureau clerk on regular business days at the Municipal Court Office at Roseburg City Hall 8:00 - 5:00 (closed from noon-1:00). Payment of the reduced amount may be paid with VISA, MasterCard, check or cash.
If you have questions or need more information about the Violations Bureau, please contact the court at (541) 492-6720.