Lost Traffic Ticket in MontanaPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Montana Traffic Ticket Information
If you lost your MT traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the Montana court handling your case. Be ready to provide some personal information, such as your name, MT driver's license, and license plate number.
Keep reading this page to learn about lost Montana traffic tickets.
Pinpoint where you received your MT traffic ticket. If you can't recall the exact location, narrow it down to county. Once you have this information, call the Justice Court of the county in which you were ticketed to get information about your lost ticket.
You may have to make a couple calls if you were ticketed near a town. Your traffic ticket may have gone to either the county's Justice Court or the town's City Court. Knowing the citing law enforcement agency will help. Traffic tickets issued by Montana's Highway Patrol, sheriffs' offices, or Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department go to county Justice Courts. Montana traffic tickets issued by local police officers are handled by Municipal Courts.
Once you've retrieved your lost MT ticket information, you'll need to enter one of two pleas:
Your plea must be entered before the appearance date on your Montana traffic ticket. If you miss it, the court will not accept "I lost my ticket" as a legitimate excuse. Your Montana driver's license will be suspended and the court may even issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- 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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