Traffic Ticket FAQ in Nebraska
- What's my next step after getting ticketed?
- What if I have a scheduling conflict with the court date?
- Will points be added to my driving record?
- Is there any way I can remove points from my record?
- How many points are you allowed before losing your driver's license?
- What is Nebraska's Safety Training Option Program (S.T.O.P.)?
- Why should I check my driving record?
- How much will it cost if I challenge my ticket?
- What happens if I ignore my ticket?
- If I can't pay the traffic ticket fine, can I arrange for a payment plan?
- Should I hire a traffic ticket attorney?
Decide on how to plea. In Nebraska you have two plea options: "guilty" and "not guilty." You may plead guilty by submitting your payment before the appearance date listed on your citation. If you opt to challenge the ticket, appear in court on the day and time posted on your citation.
Contact the court listed on your citation as soon as possible. Provided you call far enough ahead, most courts will accommodate by scheduling a new court date.
Yes, points will be assigned to your driving record. The more severe the violation, the higher the point total.
Yes. Learn more by visiting our Defensive Driving section.
The Nebraska DMV will automatically revoke your driver's license if you accumulate 12 points within a 2 year period.
Currently only a few select counties and cities offer S.T.O.P.. It allows you to have a ticket fine waived and points dismissed by completing a state-approved defensive driving course. Only certain traffic offenses are eligible.
It's always wise to check your driving record for accuracy after receiving a citation. Verify that the point amount and listed violations are correct. Any errors could cause the loss of your NB driver's license and/or cause of spike in car insurance rates. Plus, knowing where you stand with points may prompt you to enroll in a defensive driving course to have points removed.
It depends. You will definitely have to pay court fees. In addition, if you hire a traffic ticket attorney, you'll need to pay legal fees, and if you subpoena witnesses, you'll need to pay witness fees.
Your NB driver's license will be suspended and you may even be issued a bench warrant for your arrest.
This will depend on the court. Most courts are open to payment plan arrangements. To find out, call the presiding court.
Hiring legal counsel will improve your chances for having charges reduced or dismissed. An experienced traffic ticket attorney's advice could mean the difference between driving or losing your license.