Mitigation

To request an in to person mitigation hearing, you must check the appropriate box on the ticket and mail it to the court within 18 days.

  • By requesting a mitigation hearing, you are admitting you committed the infraction, but wish to explain the circumstances.
  • The judge will consider reducing the fine.
  • All traffic related violations will be reported to the Department of Licensing and will reflect on your driving record.
  • The judge's decision is final on mitigation hearings. There can be no appeal on these decisions.

You may request a mitigation hearing by mail (PDF). Before requesting any hearing by mail, please read the form in its entirety. Hearings by mail may not be appealed. The judge's decision will be final.