Yes, You Can Dispute Leon County Traffic Tickets — Here's How

Yes, You Can Dispute Leon County Traffic Tickets — Here's How

It can be stressful being issued a  because it often leads to expensive fines or court hearings. Do you think your ticket was unjust and want to fight it but you’re worried about needing an attorney? You are not alone. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the nuances of traffic court and just tries to pay the ticket or avoid it altogether.

Fortunately, DoNotPay is here to help you navigate the situation. If you think you need a lawyer, let's look at your options. You can hire an expensive lawyer to go to court and fight your citation or contest your traffic ticket quickly and efficiently using just your phone. DoNotPay can help with the latter. Read further to learn how you can fight a traffic ticket without hiring a lawyer.

What Happens if I Ignore My Traffic Ticket?

Ignoring a  is not advised. If you ignore your traffic citations and do not pay the associated fees within 30 days of the date it was issued, your driver's license will be suspended. After 90 days, your case will then be sent to a collections firm - the firm it is sent to will depend on your last name.

How to Pay Your Traffic Ticket in Leon County?

There are a few different ways you can choose to pay for your traffic ticket. The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's Traffic Court processes all citations that are issued by the Leon County Sheriff's Department, the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol when they issue citations in Leon County, plus other state law enforcement agencies.

Note, however, that if you have an out-of-state driver's license, your options may vary, and you should always contact the court regarding your specific situation. You can reach them at 1-850-606-4100.

OnlineYou can pay your citations online if they are paid within 30 days. Your civil traffic citation must be paid in full and it cannot require presenting any type of physical documentation such as vehicle registration or insurance, etc.

On the Clerk's website, scroll to the bottom and click the "Continue for Traffic Citation" button.

In-PersonCitations can be paid in person at two locations:

  • 1276 Metropolitan Blvd., Suite 101, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Suite 100, Tallahassee, Florida
By MailSend your payment to

Leon County Clerk & Comptroller, ATTN: Traffic Payments, 1276 Metropolitan Boulevard, #101, Tallahassee, FL 32312

By PhoneCall the number 850-606-4100.

How to Enter a Not Guilty Plea for a Traffic Citation

If you plead not guilty to a traffic ticket, what happens? If you wish to contest your traffic ticket, here's what you need to know.

  1. You must notify the court's office in person or in writing within the specified period
  2. You will have an infraction hearing scheduled
  3. During your hearing, you will be formally advised of the charge(s) against you
  4. You may change your plea during the hearing
  5. If you elect to contest a citation, you will waive your right to pay in full or pay the reduced fee and attend driver improvement school

How to Contest a Leon County Traffic Ticket in the Hassle-Free Way

DoNotPay has a very successful track record of contesting traffic tickets and we can help you get started right here, right now. Whether you get a traffic ticket in your hometown, while traveling through your state, or on vacation - DoNotPay has you covered.

From LA to anywhere else in California, to New York City, to Las Vegas, DoNotPay can appeal your traffic tickets and citations.

Here's how to get started in just a few simple steps:

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

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Helping you fight traffic tickets is just one of the many ways that DoNotPay solves problems. We are also able to help with a variety of other problems, issues, and concerns.

Here are just a few of the many ways we can help you today:

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