How to Check for Traffic Tickets?

Dispute Traffic Tickets How to Check for Traffic Tickets?

How to Check for Traffic Tickets Online

Finding out that you have a traffic ticket unexpectedly may mean that you end up paying much more than expected for that ticket, including considerable fees on top of the initial fine. And it gets worse, because in some cases, you could end up temporarily losing your license over an unpaid traffic ticket.

You can use DoNotPay to see if you have an outstanding traffic ticket and determine what you need to do next.

Need to fight that traffic ticket, particularly if you believe that you received the citation by mistake? DoNotPay can help with that, too.

Why Do You Need to Check for Traffic Tickets?

You might need to check to determine if you have outstanding traffic tickets for a variety of reasons. Check out the table below.

4 Reasons to Check for Traffic Tickets
  1. You know that a traffic camera or red light camera probably caught you doing something that should result in a ticket, and you want to make sure you get it paid on time.
  2. You have recently applied for a job that will require you to drive a large percentage of the time, and you want to make sure that your background check does not turn up unpaid parking tickets.
  3. You have received a traffic ticket recently, but cannot remember if you paid it or not.
  4. You have recently received more than one traffic ticket and want to make sure that you have not lost track of any of them.

Paying a traffic ticket, in most areas of the country, is seen as an admission of guilt. Once you pay your traffic ticket, you accept the consequences that go along with it, and usually do not have the chance to further contest it. 

How to Check for Traffic Tickets Online by Yourself

You can check for traffic tickets online by visiting your state's DMV website. 

  • Look for the "Driver Services" option.
  • Check for "View Your License Status," "License/ID Status," or another variation of that phrase, depending on your state.
  • Enter the requested information.

The portal will then give you information about whether you have any outstanding traffic tickets, points on your license, or other things you need to know about the status of your license, including whether it has expired or been restricted for some reason.

Assume that you will need to have information on hand about your license and your personal identifying information before you start your search. You will likely need to provide:

  • Your driver's license number
  • Your social security number (usually the last four digits)

If you don't have that information on hand, you may need to go find your license or social security card to check your ticket status.

How to Check for for Traffic Tickets in Other States

In some cases, traffic tickets from out of state may appear on your state's DMV website. Sometimes, however, states may not have systems that communicate well between them, so it may prove more difficult to check your status and take care of any outstanding payments. If you know you have a traffic ticket, but have not received any communication about it, you may need to contact the jurisdiction where it was issued to take care of your ticket.

Do You Need to Fight a Traffic Ticket? 

Absolutely! You should try to fight every traffic ticket.

As Business Insider points out, by June 2016, DoNotPay had already helped fight and overturn more than 160,000 traffic tickets. Now, DoNotPay is up to over 200,000 traffic tickets and counting. DoNotPay can help you fight your traffic ticket, too.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket. 
  2. Upload a photo of your citation. 
  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake. 
  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case. 

It's really that simple! Look out for your traffic ticket issuer's response to discover whether you won!

Why Use DoNotPay to Fight a Traffic Ticket?

Dealing with an unexpected traffic ticket fight can be draining. You don't have time to wait around a courtroom to present your case, especially when you have a ticket that was clearly issued in error. With DoNotPay, you can handle your traffic ticket quickly and effectively, all from the convenience of your home computer. It's:

  • Fast
  • Simple
  • Trustworthy

DoNotPay has already helped many other people fight unnecessary or unfair traffic tickets. DoNotPay can make the process much simpler. In less than 120 seconds, you can take care of fighting your traffic ticket and get on with the rest of your day. Whether you need to fight a traffic ticket in NYC, LA, Las Vegas, California, or anywhere else in the country, DoNotPay can help you establish your innocence.

Ready to Contest Your Traffic Ticket?

Did you discover a traffic ticket that could impact your record or lead to heavy fines? Do not handle it on your own. After you find out if you have a traffic ticket, trust DoNotPay to take care of the rest. We have already successfully helped fight more than 200,000 traffic tickets. Let DoNotPay help fight yours, too.

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