What is a Mitigation Hearing?

A mitigation hearing is held when you admit you committed the violation but wish to explain the circumstances to the judge. To request a mitigation hearing, mark box 2 in the upper right corner of your citation. The judge may adjust your penalty based on your explanation. The court must forward all committed traffic citations to the Department of Licensing, and they will appear on your driving record. Mitigation hearings are held by mail, email (called a TEC hearing), or via Zoom. 

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1. What do I do if I receive an infraction?
2. What is a Mitigation Hearing?
3. What is a Contested Hearing?
4. I received a camera ticket in the mail. What do I do?
5. Will a traffic infraction appear on my driving record?
6. What is the Deferred Finding Program?
7. What will happen if I don't pay my ticket or appear for my hearing?
8. What about an insurance ticket?
9. Can I have my hearing held electronically online by email?
10. Can I have my hearing held in writing by mail or fax?
11. What about my right to an appeal?
12. What if I can't pay my fine all at once?