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Traffic Citation Search Online

To perform a traffic citation search online all you need is a first and last name the state the citation was issued in. A traffic citation search can show traffic violations, points, arrests, DUIs, driver history, police records and more. Once you perform the traffic citation search it’s important to verify you’ve found the right records for the correct person. Many people have the same name so it’s recommended to use age or an address to verify that you’ve that person.

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If you need a physical copy of a traffic citation then you’ll want to visit your DMV or motor vehicle department. There you can get a copy of your driving record abstract which includes all traffic and driving records.

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What is A Traffic Citation

A traffic citation is often known as a traffic ticket. Traffic citations are legal notices given out by a jurisdiction’s presiding law enforcement. For the United States, this can include city police, whether by patrolmen or law enforcement assigned specifically to check for stopped violations like illegally parking in a handicapped spot or a car parked too long at a paid meter, which has run out of time. Patrolmen often stop people for moving violations like speeding, running stop signs, failure to yield or even a variety of citations for car accidents. Highway patrolmen usually check for people speeding to issue them tickets, and the state and county police have the authority to issue traffic tickets for violations too.

The Result of Guilt for a Traffic Citation

It is always important to remember traffic citations are like any penal code violations. A motorist is simply being formally accused, and the motorist is innocent until proven guilty. Usually, a motorist will not dispute the citation. There is usually no point in it. In some instances and jurisdictions, a fine is given by the law enforcement agency issuing the citation, and the fine can be paid without even going to court, unless the motorist disputes the citation. The other jurisdictions,which issue the citations, are simply issuing them as a summons to go to a special court just for traffic. Next, the traffic court judge will determine guilt. Most people can safely bet on being found guilty, and they can also expect on having a fine issued as well. Failure to the pay the fine usually results a civil suit to get the money or in a warrant of arrest for contempt of court, which will also cost more money and possibly a short stay in jail. It’s important to verify your traffic records if you’ve received a citation. Perform a traffic citation search on yourself to verify it’s accurate.

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The point of having so many laws resulting in fines is to get revenue for the jurisdiction. Local governments will swear up and down it is to maintain law and order, and there is some truth to it. There is approximately $6 billion dollars a year generated by traffic citations, and the majority of citations come from speeding tickets. Of all the citations written, there are around 40 million speeding tickets issued annually.

Traffic Citation Driving Records

It’s easy to find out the government’s data on a person’s driving record. This website is happy to give it away at DMV.org. Follow the instructions. There’s a fee of course.

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22 responses to “Traffic Citation Search

  1. hello, my name is rodrigo de souza (Brazil) and in January of 2016 on vacation. I received a fine in Utah, and the bill was due to Jan, 22d, but I lost the paper.
    Now I want to pay the bill but I don’t know how to search, can you pls help me

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hello Rodrigo,

      I would be happy to help. I am assuming your fine was from a Police officer however if it was very recent there will probably not be a public record on file that you can access yet. I would contact the police department directly and see about taking care of the fine. Here is a link to a nationwide directory of police departments … http://www.searchquarry.com/police-and-sheriff-department-finder/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  2. I do not know if I crossed whith yellow light in a semaforo I got a ticket for a traffic violation. Could you tell me some thing about that?

    1. If the traffic violation was from a traffic camera then you should receive a notification in the mail with a picture that shows you ran a red light. If the traffic citation that you received was from a police officer that saw you run the red light but you think you make it through the intersection before the light turned red then you can fight this traffic citation in court. You will receive a notification via mail about your red light ticket and instructions on where to report to traffic court or pay the fine.

  3. the police officer stopped me for failure to form single line and failure to signal to change lane. I was not aware of that because i am looking for bathroom to use

    1. Unfortunately just because you were not paying attention or did not know the law you are still liable for a traffic citation. You will have the right to contest the ticket in traffic court if you like but it sounds like it’s a pretty clear cut traffic citation. Check with your state traffic laws for more information about your traffic violations.

  4. how i go about finding about a citation for a suspended license in the state of Ohio for my son? Need to know how to pay for it as he is incarcerated? Thanks for any help.

    1. In order to handle a citation for driving on a suspended license in Ohio, for your son, you will need to contact the Ohio BMV directly. There are also several attorneys in Ohio you can hire to help you manage this situation. Unfortunately we don’t have a direct affiliation with the Ohio BMV so we can not assist you with this specific traffic citation.

  5. My name is Roland I got a ticket for littering and no tdo cart and then I’m going to court the disputed. want me to pay $260 for the dod card the court time could officer give me the ticket I can find it now don’t want me to pay under $160

  6. Between the year 2006 – 2008 I was traveling to New York from Washington D.C. with familyand friends.
    My car broke down on the side of the road. While waiting for help New Jersey police approach my car. Then asked us to step out & they searched us (3 adults & 1 minor). Then search my car my cousin had a beer in the back in a bag with him unopened & told the officer it was he’s. But the officer gave me the ticket because my cousin was disabled (paralyzed from the waist down). Im not mad just want to take care of this matter so i can move on. I am no longer a resident of Washington D.C. as of 2008 I’ve relocated to the southern region of the U.S.

    1. That sounds like an unfortunate situation but unfortunately we cannot assist you directly with taking care of this traffic citation. You will want to contact the New York county traffic courthouse and talk to the court clerk to see how you can pay the fines for this citation. Below is a link for your convenience.

      Free New York Traffic Court Finder

  7. I got a speeding ticket in La. and I accidentally gave the officer the wrong registration, for a car I had recently sold. It was the same make and model, but different year. I tried to give him the correct registration, but he told me to get back in my car. So this ticket has the wrong year of make and VIN. Is this ticket still valid, or can I get it thrown out? I have not been able to find the law on this.

    1. You will most likely still be liable for the traffic citation. Your best chance to have it thrown out is to get in front of a judge and explain your case and how you received a speeding ticket with the wrong registration. When it comes to California traffic laws, the traffic citation is attached to the individual and not the vehicle.

  8. I cant afford to pay surchages ,I paid off bothe citataions after gong to court and not being found guilty . I need my driving licence in ordsr to work.
    Ps. I believe that this should be called thw state of Screwing people over and not informing thwm that if get a traffic citaion you are going to pay for it regardless of paying off sad tickets,you have to bleed more money to them without notice !
    Where is all that money going? Not on schools ,parks or the needy,oh correction those that benefit drom this illegal robbery the ones while the little person suffers dearly

    1. That sounds like a most unfortunate situation with your Traffic Citations. Is there something in particular we can assist you with?

  9. I got a speeding ticket and some how i lost the ticket..well I’ve missed my court date and now my licenses are suspended bit im going today to pay fines and get licenses straight but they are saying i was in a school zone and i know i wasn’t i wished i had my ticket the trooper wrote me that night how would i go about getting a copy of thst ticket

    1. How To Get a Copy of a Traffic Citation

      If you have a lost traffic citation you will typically need to contact the state or county agency that issued you the traffic citation. You will need to provide them with your full name and driver’s license number to find your lost traffic citation.

  10. I received a Traffic Ticket but I didn’t have a id so I didn’t give him no id # and now I lost the actual ticket and I’m trying 2 find it 2 pay it online but can’t cuz my options r 2 enter my Id or ticket #?! I need help!?

    1. Your best bet is to contact the law enforcement agency that issued you the traffic citation. If you cannot remember then you should contact the county traffic courthouse in the county you were given the traffic ticket

    1. We are happy to run a Free Traffic Citation Search for you. Please provide us with your full name and state of residency and we’ll gladly run your driving record to see what traffic citations you have. Below is a link to our 5 Day Free Trial for your convenience.

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Author: SQAdmin
Last Updated: May 7, 2018

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