Traffic Fines and Jail Time
By: CJ Cassidy
Still, you could not only end up with a stiffer fine, you could also end up behind bars.
"It was getting close to the end of the month so I had to pay some fines," David Purkey says. He's had his share of tickets, eleven altogether.
"They were for driving without a license, no insurance, improper registration, seatbelt, they all added up," Purkey says.
To a grand total of $610.
But Purkey showed up to court, and worked out a payment plan. It's offenders who blatantly ignore the law that have reason to worry.
"Most of our tickets we have in our court carry a $ 500.00 maximum fine with a ninety day maximum jail sentence," Jena Stafford, Cape Girardeau's Chief Municipal Court Clerk says.