Lost Traffic Ticket in KansasPage Overview
If you already know which court has your ticket, move on down to “Contact Your Kansas Court.”
If you don’t know which court has your ticket, you’ll need to go through a process of elimination.
Two types of courts handle KS traffic tickets: Municipal Courts and District Courts.
Municipal Courts handle city-level tickets. Did you receive your ticket in a city or from a city officer?
District Courts handle county- (and usually state-) level tickets. Did a county or state officer write your citation? Were you on a county or state highway when you were speeding?
Remember the General Area
If you can remember the general area where you received your ticket, you can contact the Municipal Court and District Court in that area and just ask who has your ticket.
Once you know or have a good idea of which court has your ticket, you can contact your court and find out important information such as:
- The traffic ticket fine and court costs.
- The date by which you must pay the ticket or notify the court you want to schedule a hearing.
- Whether you’re required to appear in court. (If you’re not, you might pay your ticket online or by mail.)
Visit the Kansas Judicial Branch website. Under “Kansas Courts,” choose “Municipal Courts” or “District Courts.” From that page, you can visit your court’s website for contact, address, and other information.
You can plead in one of three ways:
- No contest.
- Not guilty.
Generally, pleading guilty or no contest means paying your fine and dealing with the penalties. The severity of the fines and penalties depends on the violation.
Pleading not guilty means notifying the court you want to contest the charge and scheduling a hearing to plead your case.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine, possibly online.
- Risk license suspension or revocation, depending on number and nature of violation.
- Pay higher auto insurance rates.
- Possibly attend a traffic school to satisfy ticket and get insurance discount.
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(Plead Not Guilty or Nolo Contendere)
- Contest your ticket and schedule a hearing.
- Present your case, possible with a traffic ticket attorney.
- Gain no penalties if found not guilty (except applicable court/attorney fees).
- Appeal the guilty verdict (if applicable).
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