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How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Ohio

Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of Ohio for various violations of traffic law. You must respond to a citation, usually by paying a fine or appearing in court, or else a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driving license may be suspended.

If you wish to dispute the citation, you must appear in court personally on the scheduled date, and enter a "not guilty" plea. Appearing in court gives you an opportunity to fight the traffic ticket in front of a judge or jury, and most people prefer to hire a traffic ticket lawyer to defend them in court. For more information on how to dispute a traffic ticket in Ohio, see our general section on Traffic Tickets and Violations.

PAYING A TRAFFIC TICKET - WHAT IT MEANS

When you pay a ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty to a traffic offense. Motorists should be aware that receiving and paying a traffic citation could result in higher car insurance rates and points on your driving record. Your license may be suspended if you accumulate too many points on your driving record.

HOW TO PAY THE FINE

If you decide to plead guilty to a traffic violation, there are several ways to pay the ticket. Generally, the back of the citation will clearly indicate the deadlines and options for answering the ticket. Usually, you must act within fifteen days of receiving a traffic ticket to avoid additional fines and possible suspension of your license.

  1. Pay online. Some towns let you pay your traffic tickets online. Payment options will be listed on the ticket. In most places you have to pay by mail or in person.
  2. Pay by mail. Read the instructions on the back of the ticket carefully, then check the "Guilty" box and sign the ticket. Enclose a check or money order for the payment and mail to the court where your ticket is answerable. The mailing address and a contact number is usually listed on the ticket. Be sure to retain a copy of the citation for your personal records.
  3. Pay in person. You can pay your traffic tickets at the court where your ticket is answerable. Bring the citation with you, along with the payment. You will find the court location, and a contact number if you want more information, listed on the ticket.

PLEADING NOT GUILTY

If you decide to plead not guilty and dispute the ticket, read the instructions on the back of the ticket carefully. The instructions will generally indicate when and how to plead not guilty, and information about appearing in court to dispute your ticket. See our general section on Traffic Tickets and Violations for more information about how to dispute a traffic ticket in Ohio State.

DISMISSAL OF CHARGES

Remember that you cannot be found guilty of committing a traffic offense unless there is clear, accurate and convincing evidence that you committed the violation. Charges may be dismissed in court if the citation includes vague or incorrect information. For instance, vehicle information, time, location and circumstances must all be indicated correctly on the ticket. Many motorists choose to consult with a traffic ticket attorney to help them evaluate the validity of the ticket, and whether or not it is likely to be dismissed in court.

LOST TICKETS

If you lost a traffic ticket after receiving it, you must contact the court where the ticket is answerable.

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Reviews of How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Ohio

I got a ticket on Jan 14th in Ohio, and I mailed my ticket out on Jan 30th after I called the court. I didn't leave any ticket copy for myself. but the ticket didn't be charged till now, it's Feb. 13th,i don't know who I can contact with. i am really worried about it.

This is Phyo thant,i want to pay my speeding tickets in warren county OHIO.PLEASE HELP ME ,I LOST TICKET

can you pay someone else's dui ticket?

HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE UNPAID TICKETS

I NEED TO PAY MY SPEEDING TICKET ONLINE BUT I LOSE THE RECEIPT. PLEASE PROVIDE ME THE WEB SITE WHERE I CAN PAY THE TICKET ONLINE. THANK YOU.

NEED TO PAY MY SPEEDING TICKET ONLINE BUT I LOSE THE RECEIPT. PLEASE PROVIDE ME THE WEB SITE WHERE I CAN PAY THE TICKET ONLINE. THANK YOU.

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i need to pay my red light ticket

My name is Sunmoon Kim from Korea

I am a students of OSU and staying in Korea

I will get back to US 16th.Sep

I just heared from my roomates, Mark Lively from Michigan,

who lived in East lansing 223 northlawn

that I got a ticket in Ohio and I did not pay it yet

I don't know what it is and if I still have paying required ticket

I would like pay that not to make that seriosly

Could you tell me about that?

Actually, I donot have an address now so plz reply through my e-mail

my e-mail is : leonat@naver.com

My driver lisence number is TP852726

Why would you publish your drivers license online to the public?

Yes - and your roommate's name and address? Someone PLEASE remove this!

that's probably how he got the ticket in the first place.

he obviously needs help and you fail at most opportunities to help when cultural, racial barriers are in the mix.....you guys are so full of yourselves