Lost Traffic Ticket in Arkansas
If you have a lost traffic ticket, contact the relevant district court to get information about your court date, ticket fees, and ticket plea/payment options. This information includes but is not limited to, speeding tickets, red light tickets, moving violations and lost parking tickets.
You may need to provide your full name, Arkansas driver's license number, and license plate number to the DFA.
Keep reading to learn more about finding lost ticket information in Arkansas.
Lost AR Traffic Ticket Search
Arkansas doesn't provide an online traffic ticket search.
If you can remember where you got your Arkansas traffic ticket, you have it easy; just find the District Court for that area. District Courts handle all traffic tickets in Arkansas.
If you can't remember where you got your AR traffic ticket, you'll need to begin a process of elimination.
Try to think of any kind of landmark, business, or even school you saw when you were pulled over for a moving violation. These markers can help the court's clerk determine if you're under that court's jurisdiction or if you need to contact another Arkansas traffic court.
Contact Your Arkansas Court
Once you know or have an idea of which court has your AR traffic ticket, you can contact the court and ask for information about your misplaced traffic ticket.
Head over to the Arkansas Judiciary District Courts page. From there, you'll find a Judicial Directory and, if applicable, links to court websites.
When you contact your AR traffic court, the clerk will provide you with traffic citation information as long as you give your name and date of birth. This should help you find traffic ticket.
Remember to ask:
- For the exact traffic ticket fine and court costs (and your citation number, if you want to pay your fine online).
- The date by which you must pay your Arkansas traffic ticket, appear in court, and/or enter your ticket plea.
- Whether you're required to appear in court.
NOTE: It can take up to a week for Arkansas traffic citations to appear in the courts' systems.
Decide How You'll Plead For Your AR Ticket
For an Arkansa traffic ticket, you can plead:
- No contest.
- Not guilty.
The best option for you depends on factors like your traffic offense and your current AR driving record.
For example, drivers with minor violations and relatively healthy driving records often plead "guilty" or "no contest" simply to put the traffic violation or other situation behind them.
On the other hand, drivers who believe they can prove they're innocent―especially drivers with a serious moving violation―opt to fight the charges in court.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine, possibly online.
- Accumulate driving record points.
- Risk license suspension or revocation.
- See increased auto insurance rates.
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(Plead Not Guilty)
- Appear on or call before your “Plea and Arraignment" date.
- Prepare for your hearing, possibly with legal assistance.
- Gain no penalties if found not guilty (except applicable court/attorney fees).
- Appeal the guilty verdict (if applicable).
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