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If You Fail To Respond
If You Fail To Respond...
Missed a scheduled hearing?
If you have missed a scheduled mitigation or contested hearing, a finding of committed will be entered to each violation and a $52 default penalty will be added. In addition, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will be notified and a hold will be placed on the license. This action could result in the suspension of your driving privilege and assignment of your case to a collection agency.
You may use the Good Cause Form to submit a written explanation regarding your failure to appear within 90 days of the missed hearing. At that time, you must also post the $52 default penalty, which will be processed but held in trust. The Judge will review your good cause explanation and if it is determined that your failure to appear was justified, a new hearing will be granted and notice will be mailed to you. At this time, the hold will be lifted from the license through DOL. If, at the new hearing, a fine is imposed, then the $52 held in trust will be applied. Should the infraction be dismissed or found to have been not committed, the $52 will be refunded.
Failed to respond within 15 days?
If you have failed to respond to an infraction within 15 days as required by law, a finding of committed will be entered to each violation and a $52 default penalty will be added. In addition, the Department of Licensing will be notified and a hold will be placed on your license. This action could result in the suspension of your driving privilege and assignment of your case to a collection agency.
You may contact the Court to pay the infraction in full. Or you may enter into an agreement with the Court to make payment over time. You must complete a time payment contract, which is available at the Court office during regular business hours. There is a $10 time payment set-up fee for this service. The hold against the license will be lifted through DOL with the first cash payment.
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