Lost Traffic Ticket in Maine
If you lost your Maine traffic ticket, you'll need to get in touch with the Maine Violations Bureau by phone. Be sure to ask about your traffic ticket fines, court date, and ticket payment methods.
Keep reading to learn more about lost ME traffic tickets.
Tracking down a lost traffic ticket is relatively easy since all ME traffic violations are handled by the Maine Judicial Branch Violations Bureau. This includes ticket payments, pleas, and replacing lost traffic tickets in Maine. Regardless how you plea, you'll need to find lost ticket information. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) may also be able to give you some general guidance.
NOTE: If you are looking for details about a lost parking ticket in Maine, contact the agency that handles parking enforcement in the city where you received it. Otherwise, read below to find out how to get information about traffic citations, such as speeding tickets, red light tickets, and other moving violations.
If you've lost your Maine traffic citation, you can find out about the traffic ticket by calling the Violations Bureau at (207) 783-5422. Don't delay in handling the traffic citation due to your lost ticket. You must respond to your traffic citation within 20 days of receiving it. Failing to respond to your traffic ticket within this timeframe could lead to a ME driver's license suspension.
When you call, you will need to provide your first name, last name, date of birth, and driver's license number in order to obtain information about your lost ticket. The Violations Bureau agent will then locate your Maine traffic ticket's citation number and inform you on how to pay the ticket or request a court date.
Once you have your lost ME traffic ticket information, you must decide on how to plead to your traffic violation in traffic court. In Maine, you have three options:
- No contest.
- Not Guilty.
The first two options require paying the ticket fine listed on your traffic citation. Opting to plead "not guilty" involves requesting a traffic court date and challenging the charges. If you were charged with a serious moving violation or have a lot of traffic violations on your BMV driving record, you may want to consider hiring a traffic ticket attorney in Maine.
NOTE: If you've lost your ME traffic ticket, but have the citation number, you can access your traffic violation record, check a court date, or pay your ticket online through Maine's PayTixx website.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the ticket fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur demerit 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)
- Contest traffic ticket before judge.
- No penalties if found not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
- Pay fine, court and attorney fees if found guilty.
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