Lost Traffic Ticket in HawaiiPage Overview
To date, there’s no online option for locating a lost traffic ticket in Hawaii, unless you happened to write down your citation number. If you did―and you want to plead guilty and pay your traffic ticket online―you can use the eTraffic Hawaii system.
Just choose the option to pay your ticket, enter your citation number, and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Be sure to read the list of eligibility requirements for paying your traffic ticket online, first.
Contact the Traffic Violations Bureau
The Traffic Violations Bureau in your district can provide you with everything you need to know about your traffic ticket―all the representative needs is your name and driver’s license number. For some, this is the quickest route to finding their lost traffic citations.
Visit the Hawaii State Judiciary’s section on Traffic Abstracts & Traffic Court Reports , scroll down just a smidge, and find your circuit’s TVB contact information.
HI traffic tickets are handled by the district court covering the area in which you were ticketed. If you can remember where you were ticketed, you can find the district court of that area and contact a clerk to inquire about retrieving lost traffic ticket information.
Once you know the court handling your traffic ticket, you can visit the website for contact information and/or payment or plea options (you may need to make a phone call for these).
You can plead:
- Guilty. If you plead guilty, it means you’re admitting you’re responsible for the infraction or crime and either way to pay your fine outright or appear in court (when required).
- Not guilty. Drivers who plead not guilty typically contest their traffic tickets in court or by mail.
- Admit Litigated. This means you know and admit you’re guilty, but feel you have a justifiable reason for committing the offense and would like to plead that in court.
- Pay the fine.
- Go to court (if your citation indicates).
- Have the violation show up on your traffic abstract.
- Potential for higher auto insurance rates.
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(Plead Not Guilty or Admit Litigated)
- Contest the ticket during a hearing or in writing.
- Admit guilt but explain your actions (if you choose this option).
- Defend yourself or hire an attorney to represent you.
- Potentially lose plea bargain options.
- Pay only any applicable court cost and attorney fees if found not guilty.
- Appeal the guilty verdict (if applicable).
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