Lost Traffic Ticket in Alabama
Your AL traffic ticket includes information about your ticket fine and deadline, and where to submit your plea or ticket payment. If you've lost your traffic ticket, you may be able to search for this information by phone or online. Alternatively, you can contact the traffic court handling your case directly.
Keep reading to learn how to obtain lost Alabama traffic ticket information.
Online Ticket Search
In Alabama, you can't search for a lost traffic ticket online. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) may not be much help to you, but you can try contacting your local office in case you're not having any luck. Otherwise, you can search for information about your ticket via Alapay, but you must have certain information about the ticket, such as the UTC letter and number. So, that option is only helpful when you want to pay an AL traffic ticket; not when you need to search for a lost ticket.
Search for a Lost Alabama Ticket by Phone
You can contact the Alabama Traffic Call Center at (866) 954-9399 to ask about retrieving lost Alabama traffic ticket information. To get information about your lost ticket, be prepared to provide certain information, such as your name and AL driver's license number.
If you can remember where you were ticketed in Alabama, you can search the county's website (see below); if you can't remember any details about your lost ticket, your phone call to the Traffic Call Center will solve the mystery.
Once you know the Alabama county where you were ticketed, you can visit the website to gather information about your lost AL traffic ticket, including plea and payment options, hearing requirements, contact information, and addresses.
Once you've retrieved your lost AL traffic ticket information, decide how you want to plead. Alabama allows drivers to:
- Plead guilty and pay their fines. Typically, this option carries other penalties (such as point accumulation) and might require a court appearance.
- Plead not guilty and fight the AL ticket in court. You must show up for your initial hearing date to do this.
- Consider hiring a traffic ticket attorney to help your case.
Some drivers are able to enroll in driving school and get their traffic tickets dismissed; this option depends on a variety of factors―such as the violation, traffic court judge, and driver―but does require a court appearance before becoming a possibility.