Judge Walter F. Williams
Parking Violations and FinesMost Frequent Traffic Violations/Fines
Judge Walter F. Williams Biographical Profile
Judge Williams is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Business. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa for outstanding academic performance. Later he was awarded the Juris Doctor Degree from Howard University School of Law where he graduated with honors.
While a student at Morehouse, Judge Williams received a certificate in Drug Abuse Counseling from the University of Miami School of Medicine through a U.S. Office of Education sponsored summer program.
Judge Williams practiced law with the Regional Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to entering the private practice of law. In 1980 he became a partner in the law firm of McClarty & Williams in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he primarily handled personal injury, corporate, estate and municipal law cases. He also taught for eight years as a full-time Assistant Professor of Marketing & Business Law at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga while maintaining a full-time law practice.
Active in numerous community organizations, some of Judge Williams' present and former board memberships include: Valley Capital Corporation, The Ronald McDonald House, Friendship Haven Home For the Elderly and the Baylor School Parents Council. Recently, Judge Williams was elected Chairman of the Board of the Westside Community Development Corporation, which is designed to revitalize his old childhood neighborhood and provide services to residents in the targeted area. He also served a number of years as Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the Hamilton County Governmental Law Library. He is a Life and Thousandaire Member of the Morehouse College National Alumni Association. Strong in his religious convictions, Judge Williams is a member of First Baptist Church (East Eighth Street).
Judge Williams holds membership in a number of professional associations, including, but not limited to Pi Sigma Alpha Fraternity (Boulé), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Chattanooga Morehouse Club, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, National Bar Association (Judicial Council), American Bar Association (Judicial Council), Tennessee Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association and S.L. Hutchins Bar Association.
True to his belief that "education is the key to success," Judge Williams proudly reports that more than 587 defendants have obtained their General Equivalency Diplomas (G.E.D.) since he took office, with an additional 400 still under the Judge's mandate to do so. He has also been instrumental in directing more than 200 students to further their education at Chattanooga State Technical College, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and other schools.
Records in Chattanooga City Court also show that in a two-year period of time, Judge Williams reduced the number of repeat offenders in his Court by 50%; assisted a number of persons in obtaining employment; and directed at least eight (8) persons off of welfare into self-supporting jobs. Current City records show that Judge Williams' modernization and hard work has increased excess revenues above expenses from $500,000 in 1991 to more than one million dollars in 1998.
Judge Williams created the first Environmental Court docket (1991) in Chattanooga to assist in cleaning up the City. In this docket, persons are cited to Court for littering, zoning violations, housing code violations, and various other similar matters as set forth in City ordinances. In less than two years, the City of Chattanooga boasts an increase in compliance with code regulations from 30% to 86% as a result of Judge Williams' strong and deliberate actions in the Environmental Court docket.
Judge Williams is married to the former Gwendolyn McIntosh of Birmingham, Alabama. They have two daughters - Hillary Antoinette, a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, and Heather Marie, a student at The Baylor School.
|Violation Type|| Fine if Paid
within 7 days
| Fine if Paid |
after 8 days *
*Failure to pay or appear in court as scheduled, will result in a default judgment, higher court costs, state penalties, and interest.
Persons cited for parking violations who prefer to appear in court to answer the charges, should be aware that they may also be subject to court cost.
Citations issued for illegal use of a handicap placard are not payable and require a court appearance.
Traffic Violations and Fines
|AUTO REGISTRATION CITY ONLY||$54.25|
|BLOCKING FIRE ENGINE||$54.25|
|CROSS DOUBLE YELLOW LINE||$54.25|
|CROSS FIRE HOSE||$54.25|
|CROSSING PAINTED LINES||$54.25|
|DISREGARD OF RR CROSSING SIGNS||$79.25|
|DRIVING IMPROPER ON ROADWAY||$79.25|
|DRIVING ON SIDEWALK||$79.25|
|DRIVING WRONG SIDE OF ROAD||$79.25|
|FAIL TO ANSWER PARKING CITATION||$54.25|
|FAIL TO ANSWER TRAFFIC CITATION||$79.25|
|FAIL TO GIVE SIGNAL||$54.25|
|FAIL TO OBEY "NO PASS" MARK||$79.25|
|FAIL TO YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY||$79.25|
|FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY||$54.25|
|IMPROPER DRIVING/DIVIDED HWY||$79.25|
|IMPROPER DRIVING/LEFT OF CENTER||$79.25|
|IMPROPER LANE CHANGE||$54.25|
|IMPROPER PASS ON LEFT OR RIGHT||$79.25|
|OBSTRUCTION PUBLIC THRUWAYS||$79.25|
|OPERATE IMPROPER VEH ON ROADWAY||$79.25|
|OPERATING VEH W/OUT ADEQUATE HORN||$44.25|
|OPERATING VEH W/OUT SIGNAL DEVICE||$44.25|
|RIDE M/CYCLE INADEQUATE SAFETY EQ.||$54.25|
|SPEEDING UP TO 15 MILES OVER||$79.25|
|SPEEDING 16 TO 20 MILES OVER||$104.25|
|TAMPER/TRAVEL CLOSED ROADS||$104.25|
|TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS||$79.25|
|TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE||$79.25|
|VIOL. MIN SPEED ON INTERSTATE||$54.25|
|WRONG DIRECTION ONE WAY STREET||$54.25|