Santa Clara Justice Court
When receiving a citation, you must pay the fine or make a court appointment within 14 days of receiving the citation or a Warrant could be issued for your arrest.
|0-10 mph over||$130||No|
|11-15 mph over||$160||No|
|16-20 mph over||$210||No|
|21-25 mph over||$280||No|
|26-30 mph over||over $380||No|
|31 or more over||$480 + $10/each mile over 31||Yes|
Speeding in Construction Zone 41-6a-209
|0-10 mph over||$170||No|
|11-15 mph over||$220||No|
|16-20 mph over||$320||No|
|21-25 mph over||$470||No|
|26-30 mph over||$670||No|
|31 or more over||$870 + $20/each mile over 31||Yes|
Speeding in a School Zone 41-6a-604
|CHARGE||1ST OFFENSE BAIL||2ND OFFENSE BAIL||MANDATORY APPEARANCE|
|0-9 mph over||$140||$140||Yes|
|10-19 mph over||$240||$370||Yes|
|20 or more over||$440||$780||Yes|
Various Moving Violations
|Speed too fast||$120||41-6a-601(1)||No|
|Driving too slow||$120||41-6a-605||No|
|Fail to stop||$120||41-6a-902||No|
|Fail to Stop / Entering Roadway||$120||41-6a-907||No|
Mandatory Appearance – You must make an appointment unless the Defendant had insurance on the date of the violation. Then they must provide a letter of proof to the court, on insurance letterhead, signed and dated.
No Insurance Cards will be accepted.
If repaired within 14 days, bring vehicle to the Santa Clara/Ivins Police Department located at 2603 Santa Clara Drive and have an officer sign off on it, then take signed Citation to the Court and they will dismiss it.
If it’s not completed within the 14 days, the defendant must pay the fine in full or make an appointment to see the Judge.
The Utah Expungement Act governs how to expunge records of an arrest or conviction in Utah, regardless of when a person was arrested or convicted.
Expunging a criminal record does not change history; expunging a record means that the court orders the records of the arrest, investigation, detention and conviction in the criminal case sealed. Sealing a record means that the public cannot view or copy the record. Conviction includes a verdict or finding of guilty after trial, a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest).
If an agency does not receive the expungement order, they are not required to seal their records. A government agency that has received an expungement order will respond to an inquiry as though that arrest or conviction did not occur. A person who has had records expunged may respond to an inquiry as though that arrest or conviction did not occur. The order to seal records applies only to government agencies. Other records, such as news accounts of an arrest or conviction, are not affected.
After a record is expunged, an agency’s sealed records can still be viewed and copied by some government officials, and the court can order the records unsealed under some conditions.
Although the records being expunged are criminal records, the petition to expunge is a civil case. In proceedings to expunge a record, the defendant in the criminal case is the petitioner in the expungement case.
Small claims actions are governed by the Utah Code and the Rules of Small Claims Procedure. The Rules of Civil Procedure generally do not apply, unless a statute or rule says that they do. If there is a difference between the information on the Utah Courts Small Claims website page (found here) and the statutes and rules, the statutes and rules govern.
The party filing the claim is the plaintiff. The party responding to the claim is the defendant.
Limits on Small Claims:
Small claims cases are to recover money, and claims cannot exceed the jurisdictional limit. That limit is set by the Legislature in Utah Code Section 78A-8-102. The defendant must owe the debt to the plaintiff or, on a counter affidavit, vice-versa. Small claims cases cannot be used to sue a government entity, to sue for possession of property, to evict a tenant or to recover an assigned claim.
If the claim does not satisfy these limitations, the plaintiff must file a civil complaint in the district court under the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
If you are suing for property damage to a motor vehicle (such as the cost to repair your car), you can sue for bodily injuries in the same small claims action, or you can file a separate action for bodily injuries. Otherwise you have to join all of your claims against the defendant into one action. Utah Code Section 78A-8-102.
If you file an affidavit for property damage to a motor vehicle and a separate complaint for bodily injuries as a regular civil action, the decision in the small claims action is not binding in the complaint for bodily injuries. In other words, one party might win in the claim for property damages and the other party might win in the claim for bodily injuries. If you file separate claims, be sure to include all of the property damages in the claim for property damages because you cannot ask for more property damages in the claim for bodily injuries.
CLICK HERE for more information from the Utah Courts website.
An Enhance-able Offense is an offense where the penalties could be enhanced if you are convicted of an offence once, and then convicted of it again; such as:
- No Proof of Insurance
- Possession of Marijuana
- DUI – Class B Misdemeanor
- Minor Intoxication
- Minor Alcohol Violation
- Reckless Driving – Not Alcohol Related
- Alcohol Related Reckless Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Text Messaging While Driving
- Domestic Violence
- Speeding in a School Zone
- School Bus Violation
- Theft of Services – Utility or Cable TV
- Littering on Public Roads or Highways
- Failed to Secure Load
- Providing Tobacco to Minors
- Tobacco-Related Offenses
- Animal Cruelty
- Controlled Substance Offenses