Switching off other online payment services

KB article ID: 1600

Prior to getting Judici E-Pay/E-Plea, many courts had other services which accepted online payments.  Judici doesn't accept all types of payments (e.g. Child support admin fees).  But in order to maximize the labor savings, the court should shut down any part of such services which overlap with Judici.  Besides saving the court time and money on the payments it accepts, Judici has other advantages:
  • Judici simultaneously accepts pleas- while other e-pay providers might let the payor enter a ticket number, they do not accept pleas. This can result in traffic ticket payments accepted by the court without any plea, which the AO has stated is a violation of the requirement (under section (a) of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 529) that plea and payment happen at the same time.
  • Judici's e-pay service is tied to your court data on the "front end", so it won't allow payment on another county's case, a payment of more than is owed, etc. 
  • Judici puts the payment into JIMS immediately, which is especially important if you're about to issue a warrant for non-payment.
  • Judici comes with tools for easily reconciling your bank account with JIMS- in the E-Pay Admin reconciliation tool, Judici transactions are totaled up by credit card batch so each day's bank deposits can easily be reconciled with JIMS.  We even create a corresponding JIMS deposit records as you reconcile your batches. 

  Check out http://courtsupport.judici.com/900 for a mockup of a court web page showing what payment types refer people to Judici and which ones point to other providers such as GovPay.