What is a Contested Hearing?

A contested hearing is held when you believe you did not commit the violation. To request a contested hearing, mark box 3 in the upper right corner of your citation. The officer will not be present unless you file an officer subpoena which is available from the court clerk. Discovery requests should be made in writing to the prosecutor's office. You may testify, present evidence or witnesses at a contested hearing. In the event you have requested witnesses, you may be required to pay court costs. If you have a contested hearing and lose, the penalty may stay the same. Contested hearings are held by mail, email (called a TEC hearing), or virtually 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?