Pay Traffic Ticket in NebraskaPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Pay a Nebraska Traffic Ticket
Depending on the county where you received your traffic ticket, you may be able to pay your fine online, by mail, or in person. For specific instructions, refer to your NE traffic ticket or contact the appropriate county court.
NOTE: Your traffic ticket will indicate whether you must appear in court.
Keep reading for more details about paying Nebraska ticket fines.
(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.
Learn more by reading below.
(Plead Not Guilty)
- Contest traffic ticket via trial.
- Choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney.
- Possibly lose option to plea bargain for lesser penalties.
- No penalties if found guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
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Fighting Your Traffic Ticket »
Paying a waiverable traffic ticket is an admission of guilt. This means:
- You pay the traffic ticket's fine amount, forfeiting your right to a trial by court.
- The state assigns points to your NE driving record. Depending on point amount, this could lead to the suspension of your Nebraska driver's license.
- The traffic violation will appear on your driving record, causing a possible increase in your car insurance rates.
To avoid additional penalties, your payment must reach the court before the appearance date posted on your traffic citation expires.
NOTE: A waiverable NE traffic ticket refers to a citation that can be settled by waiving your right to a trial.
Pleading Guilty as a Commercial Driver
You must, by law, notify your employer within 30 days of being convicted of a traffic violation. This covers all situations in all states. Even, for example, if you're ticketed for speeding while driving a rental car out of state, you'd still be required to alert your employer. You can learn more about commercial driver's license (CDL) rules and regulations in Nebraska's Manual for Commercial Driver's Licensing.
Pleading Not Guilty in Nebraska
Keep in mind that you reserve the right to challenge your NE traffic ticket in court. Presenting a strong defense could lead to reduced charges or dismissal. Learn more in our Fighting Your Traffic Ticket section.
You can pay your NE traffic ticket online, in person, or by mail.
Pay Ticket Online
Most traffic tickets can be paid using Nebraska's Waiverable Citation Payment System. All that's required is your citation number and a debit or credit card (VISA, MasterCard).
Make sure that your NE traffic ticket is waiverable before using this method of payment. This will be indicated at the bottom of your traffic ticket.
Pay Ticket In Person
Submit your payment to the court listed on your traffic citation. Bring your NE traffic ticket. Call ahead to inquire about accepted forms of payment (some courts, for example, may not accept personal checks or cash).
Pay Ticket By Mail
Mail your NE traffic ticket, along with a check or money order, to the court address listed on your citation. Before mailing, be sure to check the "Guilty" box, sign the traffic ticket and write your citation number on the check or money order.
Completing a state-approved defensive driving course will remove 2 points from your NE driving record. Learn more on our Point Reduction page.
After you're convicted of a traffic citation, it's always wise to check your NE driving record to make sure your point amounts and listed traffic violations are correct. You can read more about violations and assigned points by checking out Nebraska's point system.
Shop for Better NE Auto Insurance Rates
If a traffic ticket causes your car insurance rates to jump in Nebraska, you always have the option to shop for a new provider. Find a policy that best meets your budget and coverage needs by comparing rates from different car insurance companies.
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