Why do you collect court costs on traffic matters up front?

When we collect and pay court costs on traffic tickets up front, the matter is truly closed when we handle it.  If we don’t pay the costs to the court when it is handled, the court will assess an extra $20 on you, plus will charge credit card fees if you pay online.  Also, if you forget to pay or if the payment system has a glitch, you can lose your license for failure to comply with the judgment.   We feel that collecting the costs up front protects your interests and gives you a true picture of the costs involved.