The fines for traffic tickets– such as speeding tickets– and other violations vary wildly depending on the seriousness of the violation. A “traffic violation” in Oregon is a traffic offense that is designated as a traffic violation in the statute defining the offense, or any other offense defined in the Oregon Vehicle Code that is punishable by a fine but that is not punishable by a term of incarceration, jail, or imprisonment.
Oregon Violations and Traffic Ticket Fines 2016-2017
The Class A violation presumptive fine is $435.00. The minimum fine is $220.00 and the maximum fine for an individual is $2,000.00.
For a Class B violation, the presumptive fine is $260.00. The minimum fine is $130.00 and the maximum fine for an individual is $1,000.00.
The Class C violation presumptive fine is $160.00. The minimum fine is $80.00 and the maximum fine for an individual is $500.00.
For a Class D violation, the presumptive fine is $110.00. The minimum fine is $60.00 and the maximum fine for an individual is $250.00.
Traffic Violations and Speeding Tickets in Special Zones
The fines in Oregon increase for tickets in special zones. Per ORS 153.020, if a driver is charged with a traffic violation under ORS 801.557, and the enforcement officer issuing the citation notes on the citation that the offense occurred in a highway work zone, a posted school zone, or occurred in a safety corridor, the presumptive fines are as follows:
- $870 for a Class A violation.
- $520 for a Class B violation.
- $320 for a Class C violation.
- $220 for a Class D violation.
For a more detailed list of all the various fines for traffic tickets and violations in Oregon, please click here.
Oregon Violations and Traffic Ticket Fines 2017-2018
It’s important to note that Oregon violation and traffic ticket fines change frequently. Typically every year. For the most current list, follow these instructions:
- Visit the Oregon Judicial Department’s website and check the “Schedules Page” for a list of schedules for fines and violations.
- Click on Materials & Resources.
- Click on the Court Rules tab.
- Using the drop-down menu under Complete List of Rules, select Fines on Violations.
- Click on Go.
“I Want to Fight an Oregon Speeding Ticket or Violation!”
Hiring a private attorney for a traffic ticket typically isn’t cost-effective unless you are facing a possible driver’s license suspension, substantial fines, or a significant increase in your car insurance rates. However, if you’re serious about fighting your ticket in Oregon, call us. We can help.