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Cass Lake, MN 56633

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Tribal Court Fines

Our Mission
"To Establish a fair and effective justice system incorporating research-based practices and Ojibwe culture and values;
to protect the rights of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe people;
to preserve natual and Band resources;
and to promote peace, health and public safey within the Leech Lake Reservation."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEECH LAKE TRIBAL COURT FINE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS 

Traffic court arraignment hearings are held at 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday of the month, except holidays.  You must appear in court if: 1) you plead not guilty, 2) you plead guilty and wish to offer an explanation, 3) the offense charged is the second violation in Tribal Court for the same offense in the last 12-month period, 4) you were involved in an accident.  Failure to appear may result in a default judgment being entered against you.

The following violations may be paid at the Tribal Court Administration offices, or by mail.  If you wish to plead guilty, enclose your signed copy of the citation along with the proper fine.  Make checks or money orders payable to Leech Lake Tribal Court.  Some violations not listed below may also be payable without a court appearance.  You may call Tribal Court Administration at (218) 335-4418, (218) 335-3586, or (218) 335-3682 if you have any questions.

Speeding
1-10 mph over the limit $25.00
11-20 mph over the limit $50.00
21-30 mph over the limit $100.00
31 + mph over the limit $200.00
Failure to reduce speed as appropriate for conditions $50.00
Impeding traffic $50.00
   
Expired/no driver’s license $100.00
Driving contrary to restrictions on license/permit $25.00
Careless driving $50.00
Reckless driving $100.00
   
Failure to stop for school bus $250.00
Failure to stop at traffic light/stop sign $25.00
Failure to use seat belts/child restraint devices $75.00
U-turn $50.00
No motor vehicle registration $25.00
No proof of insurance $25.00

NO PROOF OF INSURANCE:    You are required to provide to the Court by mail or in person proof that your vehicle was insured on the day the citation was issued.  If you do not have insurance, you must appear in court on the date set by the officer.  Proof of insurance must include: 1) the vehicle that you were operating must be identified, 2) coverage for the date of the violation must be indicated, 3) it must be on a letterhead from the insurance company/agent, 4) the policy number and agent’s telephone number must be included, and 5) it must be signed by an authorized agency of the company.



LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
ALL-TERRAIN AND OFF-ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of Leech Lake Ordinance #99-06, All-terrain and Off-road Recreational Vehicles.

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
No Registration 4.02 $  50.00
Display/Proof of Registration 4.07 25.00
Improper/No Equipment 5.01 25.00
Improper Area of Operation 5.02 50.00
Operator Restriction (under 12) (includes helmet) 5.03.A 25.00
Operator Restriction (12-16) (includes helmet) 5.03.B 25.00
Operator Restriction (16-18) (includes helmet) 5.03.C 25.00
Speed 5.04 25.00
Trails 5.06 25.00
Crossing Public Roads 5.07 50.00
Cutting Wire/Tearing Down Fence/Entering
Locked Gate
5.09.C 25.00
Mutilate/Destroy/Damage Facility on Trail 5.09.D 25.00
Post/Damage/Remove Signs on Lands/Waters 5.09.E 25.00
Operating in Prohibited Areas 5.09.F 50.00
Disposal of Rubbish, etc. 5.09.G 25.00
Harass Wildlife 5.09.H 50.00
Firearm 5.09.I $  50.00

The Court shall have discretion to increase the usual and customary fines based upon severity of damage, risk of harm to persons or property, and repeat offenses.


LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
OPEN BURNING
FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of the Leech Lake Open Burning, Burn Barrel and Fire Prevention Ordinance.

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
Burning prohibited materials 7(a-t) $250.00
Open burning/burn barrel without a permit 6.1
6.2
100.00
Use of unauthorized incinerator   250.00
Unattended fire 6.1(b) 250.00
Failure to extinguish campfire or open burn 6.1(c) 50.00
Failure to prevent a fire from spreading 6.1(a) 100.00
Failure to provide equipment for extinguishing a fire 9.I 50.00
Failure to comply with terms and conditions of valid permit or approved burn plan or have permit on your person 9.A.2
9.A.3
50.00
Allowing a fire to smolder 6.1(c) 50.00
Burning during a burning ban 6.1(q) 250.00
Careless or negligence resulting in fire or spread of a permitted fire 6.1(a) $150.00

The Court shall have discretion to increase the usual and customary fines based upon severity of damage, risk of harm to persons or property, and repeat offenses.


LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
CONSERVATION CODE
FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of Leech Lake Conservation Code.

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
FISHING VIOLATIONS:    
Wanton destruction of fish 13.01.3 300.00
Illegal size or use of nets 13.01.4  200.00
Fishing while intoxicated 13.01.5 50.00
Fraud in procurement of permit 13.01.6 100.00
Transporting or possessing illegally taken fish-
Game fish
13.03.A 300.00
Transporting or possessing illegally taken fish-
Rough fish
13.03.B 150.00
Angling without permit 21.01 50.00
Netting without permit-Game fish (personal use) 21.01.A 100.00
Netting without permit-Rough fish (personal use) 21.01.B 50.00
No fishing license in possession 21.01.C 15.00
Use of gill net during closed season 22.01.3 300.00
Taking game fish during closed season (1-4) 22.01.3.A 100.00
Taking game fish during closed season (4-over) 22.01.3.B 25.00 each
Spearing muskellunge 22.01.5 200.00
Taking rough fish during closed season (1-4) 22.01.7.A 50.00
Taking rough fish during closed season (4-over) 22.01.7.B 15.00 each
Fishing in posted “No Fishing” area 22.01.8 25.00
Spear in possession by open water 22.10.10 25.00
Commercial rough fishing without permit 23.01 200.00
Commercial game fishing without permit 23.01.A 500.00
Sale or barter of game fish 23.02.A 500.00
Sale or barter of rough fish 23.02.B 300.00
Failure to return live, uninjured game fish taken while commercial rough fishing 23.02.2 50.00
Dark houses not marked 23.03 25.00
Dark houses on ice after March 1 23.03.A   50.00
Taking leeches/minnows w/o permit 23.03.6.B 500.00
Untagged nets (no identification) 23.03.7 100.00
Set net/trap too deep, failure to mark/identify property 23.03.8 100.00
Set net/trap within 100 feet of another permitee 23.03.9 50.00
Tend or disturb net/trap w/o written authorization from permitee 23.03.10 50.00
Unattended nets/traps.  Must be tended within 72 hours of being set or previously tended 23.03.11 50.00
Wanton destruction of minnows or leeches 23.03.12 150.00
Unregistered or no display of boat registration 82.2.A 25.00
Illegal transfer of boat registration 82.2.D 20.00
     
HUNTING VIOLATIONS:    
Wanton waste/destruction of small game 13.01.3.A 100.00
Wanton waste/destruction of big game 13.01.3.B 500.00
Hunting during closed season-small game 13.01.4.A 25.00
Hunting during closed season-big game 13.01.4.B 500.00
Taking over limit-small game-1 13.01.4.A.1 50.00
Taking over limit-small game-1 or more 13.01.4.B.1 20.00 each
Taking over limit-big game 13.01.4.C 500.00 each
Hunting during closed hours-small game 13.01.5.A 50.00
Hunting during closed hours-big game 13.01.5.B 500.00
Carrying a loaded firearm in moving vehicle-day 13.01.7.A 100.00
Carrying a loaded firearm in moving vehicle-night 13.01.7.B 200.00
Chasing with snowmobile-small game 13.01.8.A 100.00
Chasing with snowmobile-big game 13.01.8.B 500.00
Hunting with artificial light 13.01.9 500.00
No hunting license/invalid license 31.01 50.00
No hunting license in possession 31.01.A 15.00
Taking of rare endangered animals/birds/protected animals 32.01 500.00
Sale/barter of small game 32.01.2.A 100.00
Sale/barter of big game 32.01.2.B 500.00
Migratory bird act violation (1-4 ducks) 32.02.3.A 50.00
Migratory bird act violation (4-more) 32.02.3.B 15.00 each
Migratory bird act violation, use of lead shot 32.02.3.C 50.00
Untagged game animal (transport/possess in camp, improperly tagged) 32.03.1 200.00
Uncased firearm at night 32.03.2 100.00
Illegal firearm-set gun or swivel gun 32.03.3 500.00
Disturbing beaver dens 32.04.5 100.00
Shooting at big game down or across public road 32.06 300.00
Firing within 500 feet from open public campground or occupied dwelling 32.06(*) 300.00
Taking big game with aid of dogs 32.06.1 500.00
Taking game from moving vehicle-small game 32.06.A 100.00
Taking game from moving vehicle-big game 32.06.B 500.00
     
RICING VIOLATIONS:    
Indian rice buyer buying rice w/o permit in possession 12.02.1 500.00
Wanton destruction of rice beds 13.01.3.1 500.00
Ricing under influence of drugs/alcohol/narcotics 13.01.5.1 50.00
Harvesting wild rice w/o permit 41.01 50.00
No ricing permit in possession 41.01.B 25.00
Harvesting during closed season/illegal hours 42.01 100.00
Harvesting at night 42.01.A 200.00
Illegal boats/poles/flails 42.02.1 50.00
Harvesting with machine 42.02.3 500.00
     
TRAPPING VIOLATIONS:    
Set net/trap too deep, failure to mark/identify property 23.03.8 100.00
Set net/trap within 100 feet of another permitee 23.03.9 50.00
Tend or disturb net/trap w/o authorization from permitee 23.03.10 50.00
Unattended nets/traps.  Must be tended within 72 hours of being set or previously tended 23.03.11 50.00
Trapping without a permit 31.01.1 50.00
Trapping during closed season 32.04.1 100.00
Traps not having identification 32.04.2 50.00
     
OTHER VIOLATIONS:    
Permitting another person to use personal permit 13.01.1 50.00
Obstruction of C.O. in performance of his duties 13.01.1  
Disobedience of court order 13.01.2.1 100.00
Contempt of court 13.01.2.A 100.00
Fraud in attaining a permit 13.01.6 100.00
Refusal to display a permit 13.01.10 100.00
Willfully hindering, resisting or assaulting a C.O. 13.01.11 500.00
Failure to stop for flashing red lights 13.01.12 300.00
Illegal Equipment of Means (explosives, drugs,
Poisons, etc.)
22.01.1 500.00
Destroying signs 51.03.3 250.00
Destroying or disturbing burial grounds 73.2 500.00
Unregistered or no display of snowmobile registration 82.2.C 25.00
Illegal transfer of snowmobile registration 82.2.F 0.00
Cutting down balsam trees 94.01 50.00
Cultural Resource Protection 96.03 5000.00

The Court shall have discretion to increase the usual and customary fines based upon severity of damage, risk of harm to persons or property, and repeat offenses.


LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
DOG REGISTRATION & CONTROL OF DANGEROUS DOGS
ORDINANCE NO. 1

FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of Leech Lake Motor Vehicle Code. 

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
Unregistered dog 3.1  500.00
Improper use of registration tags 3.5 500.00
Dangerous/potentially dangerous dog (run at large) 4.0 500.00

The fine amounts shown above are the maximum amount allowed in Ordinance No. 1.  The Court shall have discretion to make a downward departure based on degree of violation.  Additionally, any person who violates any provision of this Ordinance shall pay all expenses incurred regarding enforcement.


LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE
ORDINANCE 93-01

FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of Leech Lake Motor Vehicle Code. 

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
Unregistered or improperly registered vehicle 2.0 1000.00
Display of registration plates 9.0 500.00
Fraudulent application 13.0 500.00
Improper use of registration 14.0 500.00
Fraudulent registration 15.0 500.00

The fine amounts shown above are the maximum amount allowed in Ordinance No. 93-01.  The Court shall have discretion to make a downward departure based on degree of violation and defendant may be subject to seizure of license plates and registration.


LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
TRAFFIC CODE
FINE SCHEDULE

The following shall constitute the fine schedule for violations of Leech Lake Traffic Code.

VIOLATION SECTION FINE AMOUNT
Failure to comply with lawful order or direction of law enforcement officer 202 50.00
Obstruction of a law enforcement officer 202.1 50.00
Defacement or removal of signs 203 25.00
Failure to remain at scene of accident resulting in injury 204.A.1 250.00
Failure to remain at scene of accident not resulting in injury 204.A.2 50.00
Failure to provide information or assistance at scene of accident 204.B 50.00
Leaving scene of collision with unattended vehicle 204.C 50.00
Failing to report accident involving substantial property damage or human injury 204.D 250.00
Open bottle 205 100.00
Allow open bottle 205.A  
Careless Driving 206 50.00
Reckless Driving 207 100.00
Failure to reduce speed as appropriate for existing conditions 208.A.1(A) 50.00
Failure to reduce speed as appropriate to avoid collision 208.A.2 50.00
Speeding from 1-10 mph over the limit 208.A.3(A) 25.00
Speeding in excess of 10 mph over the limit 208.A.3(B) 50.00
Speeding in excess of 20 mph over the limit 208.A.3(C) 100.00
Speeding in excess of 30 mph over the limit 208.A.3(D) 200.00
Impeding traffic 209 50.00
U-turn 210 50.00
Depositing non-hazardous material 211 100.00
Depositing hazardous material 211.A 200.00
Wheel flaps requirements 212 25.00
Motor vehicle registration-owner driving 213.A 25.00
Motor vehicle registration-owner permitting 213.B 25.00
Motor vehicle insurance-owner 214.A 200.00
Motor vehicle insurance-owner permitting 214.B 200.00
Failure to show proof of insurance 214.C 25.00
No driver’s license 215.A 100.00
Refusal to display driver’s license 215.B 25.00
Driving after revocation/suspension 215.C 200.00
Driving after cancellation 215.C(1) 200.00
Owner permitting unlicensed person to drive 215.D 100.00
Driving contrary to restrictions on license or permit 215.E 25.00
Failure to use seat belts or child restraint devices 216 75.00
Failure to stop for stop sign or red traffic control light 217.A 25.00
Failure to yield to motor vehicle or pedestrian 217.B 25.00
Failure to stop for emergency vehicle 217.C 100.00
Failure to stop for school bus 217.D 250.00
Passing a motor vehicle 217.E 25.00
Failure to obey officer directing traffic 217.F 25.00
Crossing over the centerline 217.G 25.00
Failure to maintain reasonable distance between vehicle ahead 217.H 25.00
Operating motor vehicle w/o headlights & tail lights in weather conditions 217.I 25.00
Failure to signal any turn 217.J 25.00
Drive or operate a motor vehicle not equipped with a muffler 217.K 25.00
Fleeing an officer 217.L 250.00
Operating a motor vehicle in a manner involving acceleration 217.M 25.00
To violate any of the follow provisions of Minnesota Statutes § 169.145 through § 169.33 217.N 25.00
Driver of emergency vehicles 218 100.00

The Court shall have discretion to increase the usual and customary fines based upon severity of damage, risk of harm to persons or property, and repeat offenses.