Non-Waiverable Offenses

While some offenses do not require a court appearance and can be paid at the Clerk’s Office by “waiver”, others are considered “non-waiverable” – meaning that you must appear before a judge. Some of the most commonly-cited “non-waiverable” offenses, according to the Ohio Traffic Rules, the Ohio Revised Code and local Court rules, include:

• Indictable felony offenses
• Reckless driving where charged under Kettering Ordinance as a fourth degree misdemeanor
• Leaving the scene of an accident
• Driving under suspension/revocation or without a license when jail is a possible penalty
• Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer
• Drag racing
• Drug-related offenses with the exception of public intoxication M-M and M-4
• All speeding citations which are for 36+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit
• Wrongful entrustment
• Passing a stopped school bus
• Failure to stop and remain standing upon meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child