Traffic Tickets What do I do Now? A traffic payment is due in the Clerk's office by the compliance date within 30 calendar days of issuance date on the citation. Payments received, regardless of postmark, or made after the compliance date will incur an additional late fee and possible suspension of your driver's license. A Civil Traffic Citation is a noncriminal traffic violation that is not punishable by incarceration and for which there is no right to a trial by jury or a right to court-appointed counsel. Most civil traffic infractions do not require a court appearance, but can be disposed by paying a civil penalty, requesting an infraction hearing, or electing to attend a driver improvement course.
Options Pay the fine Attend driver improvement school and pay the fine.
Information on available courses can be found here. Payment of Civil Penalty or Fine If you choose to pay the civil penalty or fine: You must make payment to the Clerk of the Court within 30 calendar days of the date the citation was issued.
You may make payment in person, through the mail, or by phone. Failure to pay within this time period may result in suspension of your license and an assessment of reinstatement fees, and late fees.
Election to Attend Driver Improvement School If you choose to attend one of these courses: You may choose this option no more than once every 12 months and no more than 5 times in your life. You must enroll, attend and return the certificate of completion of the Driver Improvement course within 60 days from the date you paid the fine and filed your election form with the Clerk of the Court.
Failure to do so will result in suspension of your license, reinstatement fees and late fees.
You may attend any Driver Improvement course approved by the State of Florida in any county in Florida. You may receive mail from private Driver Improvement Schools through the mail or you may contact local schools for additional information. NET Request a Court Hearing If you want to contest the violation and request a court hearing: You must notify the Clerk in writing within 30 days of the date the citation was issued to request a civil hearing be scheduled.
You will receive a notice from the Clerk advising you of the date and time of your hearing. The law enforcement officer that issued the citation will be present at your hearing, as well as any witnesses listed by the officer. You are responsible for making sure any witnesses you want to testify appear at your hearing.
If you have been charged with the Following Violation: Valid registration s. Fail to carry vehicle registration s.
NET If you have been charged with any of the following violations, you may enter a plea of Nolo Contendere and pay a reduced fine: Pursuant to s. Adjudication is to be withheld upon completion of the above conditions. This election can only be made once during a twelve month period and no more than three times during a lifetime.
Proof of compliance for: s. This option is only available in cases in which your disabled parking permit or disabled license plate was valid at the time the citation or ticket was issued. All forms are in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.
Upon approval of Clerk, call for information and form required.
The website provides several online services that are fast, convenient and secure. Elect to attend or decline traffic school during the payment process.
Non-custodial parents and employers can pay online with a credit card or direct debit from a bank account. Avoid the hassle of sending child support checks each month and pay online.
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