Pay Traffic Fines Online
Updated: Thursday, January 31 2013, 06:05 PM EST
You can now pay traffic fines online in Buncombe County.
The online payment option is part of a statewide plan rolled out last year to streamline court calendars and increase efficiency.
There is one catch, you can only pay online if the offense doesn't require you to appear in court.
Steve Cogburn, Clerk of Court, "The benefit that you get is you don't have to travel to the courthouse, you don't have to use up your gas, you don't have to park,and your time is not used up."
Cogburn says another benefit is the ability to use a debit or credit card, which isn't allowed in person.
But he does caution that paying a ticket online is equivalent to pleading guilty.