General Sessions Criminal Division

General Sessions Criminal

Judge Barry R. Tidwell
Judge Ben Hall McFarlin
Judge Lisa Eischeid

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


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


Probation

Trey King - Probation and Recovery Services Director
615-849-5720
309 West Main Street
Murfreesboro TN, 37130
Probation Website


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

Moving Violations

 Fine $

 Total $

1 - 9 MPH Over

10.00

292.50

10 - 20 MPH Over

25.00

307.50

21 - Up

50.00

332.50

School Zone

50.00

332.50

Construction Zone

50.00

332.50

Non-Moving Violations

 

 

 Registration Law

10.00

274.00

 Financial Responsibility 

50.00

314.00

 No Driver's License

50.00

314.00

 Failure to Yield

25.00

302.50

 Failure to Exercise Due Care

25.00

302.50

 HOV Violation

50.00

60.00

 Seat Belt 1st Offense 

25.00

30.00

 Seat Belt 2nd Offense and Up

50.00

55.00

 All Child Restraints

50.00

50.00

 Texting While Driving

50.00

60.00

 Open Container

50.00

326.50

 Light Law

10.00

274.00

 Tag Cover

10.00

274.00

 Temporary Tag

10.00

274.00

 Improper Passing

25.00

302.50 

 Motorcycle Helmet Law

50.00

314.00

 Public Drunkenness

50.00 

465.00

 Traffic Control Device

25.00 

302.50 

 Commercial Vehicle Violations

50.00 

314.00

 Wheel Tax Violation

10.00 

274.00 

 Following Too Close

25.00 

302.50

 Crossing the Median

25.00 

302.50 

 Parking in Handicap

100.00 

364.00 

 Littering

50.00 

326.50 

 Running School Bus Stop Sign

50.00 

327.50

 Window Tint

10.00 

286.50