If you are charged with a traffic offense that you can prepay and you do not want to go to court, make sure you read the ticket or call the court to confirm the latest you can pay. Oftentimes, the clerks office puts a deadline (a couple days before the scheduled court date) on when they will accept payments. If you miss the deadline you will need to go to court. If you attend court for your traffic case then in some Judges require your fines and costs be due the same day. However the statute allows payment to be due within 30 days.