Lost Traffic Ticket in MassachusettsPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Massachusetts Traffic Ticket Information
If you lost your MA civil citation, you can contact the appropriate traffic court OR the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). If you lost your MA criminal citation, you'll need to get in touch with the appropriate MA district court.
NOTE: Be sure to respond to your criminal traffic ticket within 4 days, to avoid a bench warrant for your arrest.
On this page, you'll find information about lost Massachusetts traffic tickets.
Contact the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) regarding your lost civil traffic citation. You can do this by phone or in person. The MA RMV agent will be able to locate your lost traffic ticket using your name and driver's license number.
If you were cited for a criminal traffic violation in Massachusetts, you will need to contact the appropriate District Court.
Act fast on a missing criminal traffic citation since you have only 4 days to respond. In Massachusetts, the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest if you do not respond to your criminal ticket within this time frame.
You can also look into retrieving your lost MA traffic ticket by contacting the proper court. Try to recall the county or municipality in which you received your ticket.
Once you've narrowed the location, visit the District Court Department to track down your lost ticket information for the clerk's office. Have your MA driver's license number at the ready. Once the clerk has located your traffic citation, you will be instructed on how to proceed.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
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Paying Your Traffic Ticket.
(Plead Not Guilty)
- Contest traffic ticket via trial.
- Choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney.
- No penalties if found not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
- Be found guilty, pay fine and court/attorney fees and incur penalties.
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