Lost Traffic Ticket in MarylandPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Maryland Traffic Ticket Information
If you recently lost your MD traffic ticket, you may be able to find your ticket information online or by mail.
Otherwise, you can contact the appropriate traffic court in the county where you received the ticket.
Keep reading to learn more about lost Maryland traffic tickets.
If your traffic ticket goes missing, Maryland provides a convenient online ticket search called the Judiciary Online Case Search. Through it, you can access your citation number, fine amount, date of violation, and county in which you received your MD traffic ticket. But as you will read below, your work is not finished.
Once you get your lost MD ticket information, you'll need to determine how you'll plea. On the traffic ticket, you must check one of three options:
- Pay the ticket fine amount ("guilty" plea; learn more in our How to Pay a MD Traffic Ticket section).
- Request waiver hearing ("guilty" but with an explanation).
- Request trial ("guilty;" learn more in our How to Fight a Maryland Traffic Ticket page).
After checking the appropriate box and completing the form, mail it to the address located on the form within 30 days of receiving your MD traffic ticket. If you fail to respond within 30 days, the court will notify the Maryland MVA and your driver's license will be suspended.
(Plead Guilty or Guilty With an Explanation)
- Pay the fine.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
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(Plead Not Guilty)
- Request waiver hearing (could lower or raise your fine).
- Contest traffic ticket via trial.
- Choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney.
- Possibly lose option to plea bargain for lesser penalties.
- Be found guilty and pay fines and related court fees; have option to appeal.
- Charges dismissed, only pay related court fees; no points added to record.
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