What is a mitigation of infractions?

If you wish to mitigate an infraction, the court will set an "in-person hearing" before a judge by returning your copy of the infraction to the court with the mitigation request. You may, however, mitigate by email. If you decide to submit your case to the Court by declaration, your presence is not required, but your declaration, and that of your witnesses, must be received prior to 30 days from the date of the infraction. If your declaration has not been received within 30 days, the infraction will be deemed to have been committed and will be turned into the Department of Licensing with a $53.00 penalty. The penalty can directly affect your driving privileges and may result in collection proceedings. Use the form for your sworn statement and sworn statements from any witnesses you may have. After the Court has reviewed your statements it will render a decision. If the Court finds mitigating circumstances regarding the infraction, it will impose a reduced penalty. You will be notified by email at the address you provide.

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1. What is an Infraction?
2. Will a traffic infraction appear on my driving record?
3. What must I do if I receive an Infraction?
4. What if I do not pay my ticket or appear for a hearing?
5. What is deferred finding?
6. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
7. What is a mitigation hearing?
8. What is a contested hearing?
9. May I have a lawyer at a contested hearing?
10. Is there a right to appeal?
11. What if I can not pay my penalty all at once?
12. How does assignment to a collection agency happen?
13. What is a mitigation of infractions?
14. What are contested infractions?