Circuit Court Clerk


Divisions

General Sessions Criminal Division

General Session Criminal Court handles traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal offenses.

Judge Barry R. Tidwell
Judge Ben Hall McFarlin


Contact Information

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Phone: (615) 898-7831
(615) 898-7832
(615) 898-7833
Fax: (615) 898-7835

Address

Rutherford County General Sessions Criminal
Judicial Building- Room 101
20 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Traffic Tickets

This office handles traffic tickets from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO).

If you have received a ticket from a Murfreesboro City officer (MPD), you need to call Murfreesboro City Court at (615) 890-2142.

If you have received a ticket from a Smyrna officer, you need to call Smyrna General Sessions Court at (615) 355-5739.

If you wish to attend driving school for your ticket in order to keep points off of your license:
You cannot have been traveling 20 MPH over the posted speed limit.
You cannot have had a traffic ticket in the past two (2) years.
You MUST appear at your assigned court date and be approved to attend driving school by the judge. ONLINE CLASSES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

If your license has been suspended, you must pay an additional five dollars ($5.00) for a Certified Clearance letter to be submitted to the appropriate State Department of Safety.

No out of state personal checks are accepted for outstanding traffic tickets.

Appropriate forms of payment are local checks, money orders, cashier or certified checks, and cash.

– WE DO NOT FAX OUT OF STATE –


Traffic Court Fees

Interstate Highways w/70 mph   $
71-74 10.00 160.85
75-79 10.00 225.85
80-85 25.00 245.85
86-up 50.00 270.85
Interstate Highways w/65 mph    
71-74 5.00 220.85
75-79 10.00 225.85
80-85 25.00 245.85
86-up 50.00 270.85
Other Highways    
65-70 2.00 222.85
71-74 5.00 225.85
75-79 10.00 230.85
80-85 25.00 245.85
86-up 50.00 270.85
Speed Zones    
11 miles over 2.00 222.85
16 miles over 5.00 225.85
21 miles over 10.00 230.85
26 miles over 25.00 245.85
31 miles over 50.00 270.85
Other Violations    
Seat Belt 10.00 10.00
All Child Restraint
50.00 50.00
Light Law 10.00 208.35
Tag Cover 10.00 208.35
Registration Law 10.00 208.35
Muffler Law 5.00 208.35
Temporary Tag 10.00 208.35
No Driver’s License 50.00 248.35
Improper Passing 25.00 235.85
Motorcycle Helmet Law 50.00 248.35
Public Drunkenness 50.00 403.35
Traffic Control Device 25.00 235.85
Truck Wgt. And Mgmt. 25.00 228.35
Wheel Tax Violation 10.00 208.35
Following Too Close 25.00 235.85
Crossing the Median 25.00 235.85
Failure to Yield 25.00 220.85
HOV Violation 50.00 60.00
Texing While Driving 50.00 60.00

Open Container

50.00 260.85
Failure to Give Immediate Notice 50.00 265.85
Financial Responsibility 50.00 248.35
Parking in Handicap 100.00 298.85
Littering 50.00 260.85
Running School Bus Stop Sign 50.00

260.85

Window Tint 10.00 220.85