General Session Criminal Court handles traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal offenses.
Judge Barry R. Tidwell
Judge Ben Hall McFarlin
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Phone: (615) 898-7831
Fax: (615) 898-7835
Rutherford County General Sessions Criminal
Judicial Building- Room 101
20 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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 –
|Moving Violations||Fine $||Total $|
|1 - 9 MPH Over||10.00||229.50|
|10 - 20 MPH Over||25.00||244.50|
|21 - Up||50.00||269.50|
|No Driver's License||50.00||252.00|
|Failure to Yield||25.00||239.50|
|Failure to Exercise Due Care||25.00||239.50|
|Seat Belt 1st Offense||25.00||25.00|
|Seat Belt 2nd Offense and Up||50.00||50.00|
|All Child Restraints||50.00||50.00|
|Texting While Driving||50.00||60.00|
|Motorcycle Helmet Law||50.00||252.00|
| Public Drunkenness
|Traffic Control Device||25.00||239.50|
|Commercial Vehicle Violations||50.00||252.00|
|Wheel Tax Violation||10.00||212.00|
|Following Too Close||25.00||239.50|
|Crossing the Median||25.00||239.50|
|Parking in Handicap||100.00||302.00|
|Running School Bus Stop Sign||50.00|| 264.50