To deny responsibility of a civil infraction citation, the defendant needs to contact the Court's Traffic Division
within 14 calendar days of the issuance of the ticket and schedule a date to appear in court. A postcard notice with the scheduled court date and time will be mailed to you within a few weeks after contacting the court.
If an attorney is retained to represent a defendant, the case will be set for a pre-formal hearing
. The majority of civil infraction tickets are scheduled for pre-hearings
. If your case is not resolved at a pre-hearing, an informal hearing
will be scheduled unless the defendant specifically requests a formal hearing