Court FAQs

Expired Registration Ticket

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  • I could not get my registration renewed in 30 days because of problems with the title - will my ticket be dismissed?

  • The vehicle belonged to someone else, so I have no way to get the registration renewed - will my ticket be dismissed because it is not my vehicle?

  • I have proof that I sold the vehicle after I received my ticket - will my ticket be dismissed because I don’t have the vehicle any more?

  • I got my registration renewed within 30 days after I received my ticket, but I did not pay the penalty fee - will my ticket be dismissed?

  • I got my registration renewed 31 days after I received my ticket - will my ticket be dismissed?

No Seat Belt Ticket

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  • I have a letter from my doctor specifically stating that I have an illness or injury that prevents me from wearing a seat belt - will my ticket be dismissed if I present this letter to the Clerk or the Judge?

  • I was wearing my seatbelt, but I had the shoulder strap underneath my arm because it is uncomfortable to wear it across my chest - will my ticket be dismissed?

Speeding Ticket

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  • I asked the officer to show me the radar or laser readout and he refused to do so - will my ticket be dismissed because the officer did not show me the read out?

  • I did not see the speed limit sign even though I have gone back and looked and the sign is visible - will my ticket be dismissed because I accidentally did not see the sign?

  • The speed limit is not listed on my ticket or the speed at which I am alleged to have been going is not listed on my ticket - will my ticket be dismissed because of this error?

  • My name was misspelled on the ticket, the color of my car was written down incorrectly or the year model of my car was written down incorrectly - will my ticket be dismissed because of this error?

No Insurance Ticket

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  • I drive a friend's car and I am not on their insurance - can I receive deferred adjudication?

  • I did not have insurance at the time I received my ticket, but I obtained insurance in my name after that - will my ticket be dismissed?

Defensive Driving

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  • If I have a trial and if I am found guilty, can I still do Defensive Driving?

  • If I set my ticket for court, can I request Defensive Driving from the judge when I get to court?

General Questions

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  • What if I received a letter from a collection agent regarding amounts that I owe to the court - what can I do?

  • What if I received community service, but only have completed a partial amount of the hours I received by my deadline - what are my options?

  • What if I received a payment plan, but have now lost my job and would like to do community service?

  • What if I cannot pay the ticket because I do not have a job or have a low-paying job - what can I do?

  • I did not see the street sign, stop sign, speed limit sign or other sign even though I have gone back and looked and the sign is visible - can my ticket be dismissed simply because I accidentally did not see the sign?

  • I have never had a ticket before or this is my first ticket in ___ number of years - can my ticket be dismissed because of this?

  • If I have a trial and if I am found guilty, can I still do Defensive Driving or deferred adjudication?

  • Do I need to bring money to court even if I plan to plead not guilty and ask for a trial?

  • What is deferred adjudication?