Most traffic citations that are given out by law enforcement are considered civil violations. These include running a stoplight, speeding, making an illegal turn, crossing the street illegally, or a parking meter violation. The penalty for a civil traffic infraction is usually a fine. Additionally, points may be assessed on your driving record. An infraction is a non-criminal charge.
If you have Criminal Traffic or Misdemeanor violations included on your citation, you must appear before the judge on your scheduled appearance date.
Note: Failure to appear or pay will result in an admission of responsibility and judgment will be entered for the State.
Visit the Forms and Form Kits page to view and download forms related to traffic cases.