What is a contested hearing?

If you believe you did not commit the violation then you should select box three and have a contested hearing. Unless you request the officer to be subpoenaed, the procedure at the hearing will be for the Judge to read the sworn statement of the officer. If you wish to have the officer and any other witness present for your case, you must serve a subpoena upon the officer and other witnesses (s) at least seven days prior to the hearing. Contact the District Court Infraction Clerk if you plan to subpoena witness(s). As a result of a contested hearing, the penalty may stay the same, be reduced, or the ticket dismissed. In the event, you have subpoenaed a witness you may be required to pay court costs. A contested infraction hearing is a civil case and the Judge will decide the case based on the preponderance of the evidence.

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1. What is an infraction?
2. What must I do if I receive an infraction?
3. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
4. What is a mitigation hearing?
5. What is a contested hearing?
6. May I have a lawyer at a contested hearing?
7. Will the infraction appear on my driving record?
8. What if I do not pay my ticket or appear for a hearing?
9. What if I want the ticket to stay off my driving record?
10. Is there a right to appeal?
11. What if I can't pay my penalty all at once?