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Essential information is contained on both sides of your traffic ticket - read it carefully to determine what type of violation you are charged with, how you can respond to the ticket, whether a court hearing is required, and what your rights are, among other things. The penalties you may receive and what you must do to resolve your traffic case vary depending on whether yours was a civil traffic infraction or criminal traffic case.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Civil Traffic InfractionsCivil Traffic Infractions
Civil Traffic cases for both moving and non-moving traffic violations are heard by Hearing Officers. Excluded are accidents with injuries and all criminal traffic offenses.
Criminal Traffic CasesCriminal Traffic Cases
Criminal traffic cases [Driving While Under the Influence (DUI); Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), reckless driving, etc.] are more serious than civil infractions and require a court hearing.
Drive Legal ProgramDrive Legal Program
The program enables violators with a suspended driver’s license to be removed from collection agencies and pay off fines through community service, reducing the amount of court costs to be paid, in order to obtain a valid driver’s license.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
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