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Traffic violations and pleading not guilty

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If you currently face charges related to a traffic violation, it is critical to thoroughly examine the details surrounding the case and determine the most sensible course of action. For example, you could decide to plead not guilty, and if you take this approach you need to familiarize yourself with the process of pleading not guilty.

The approach you take could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case and the potential penalties that you could face, such as fines and the loss of your driving privileges.

Scheduling a hearing over a traffic violation

The Department of Motor Vehicles states that you have to schedule a hearing if you wish to plead not guilty to a traffic ticket. The hearing must occur within the jurisdiction that issued your ticket, and you can set up the hearing via mail, by phone or online. After you schedule a hearing, make sure you attend the hearing. It is important to note that the DMV offers virtual hearings.

Rescheduling a traffic violation hearing

Once you have chosen a time and date for your traffic violation hearing, you have the option to reschedule the hearing once. You can choose a different time and date online, but you will need to reach out to the Traffic Violations Bureau if there are not any available dates (so long as you have rescheduled before). When scheduling a not guilty hearing, you may need to provide various types of information.

If you decide to plead not guilty over a traffic violation, make sure you gather as much relevant evidence as possible and carefully prepare for your hearing.

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