Lost Traffic Ticket in OhioPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Ohio Traffic Ticket InformationContinue reading this page for more information about lost Ohio traffic tickets.
If you lost your OH traffic ticket, contact the appropriate traffic court for specific details, such as your fine amount, deadline date, and how to make your plea.
NOTE: You may be able to find an online ticket search feature at your traffic court's website.
You must contact the OH court that was listed on your lost traffic citation. This requires determining where you received your Ohio traffic ticket. If you can't recall the exact location, pinpoint the county.
Be sure to act fast. A plea must be entered before your traffic citation's appearance date expires. The court will not accept "I lost my traffic ticket" as a legitimate excuse. Failing to submit a plea to your ticket will result in the loss of driving privileges and a possible bench warrant for your arrest.
After determining the general location, contact the county's Municipal Court. The court clerk will offer important details from your lost OH traffic ticket, and explain the steps to take on entering a plea.
Once you obtain your lost ticket information, decide on how to plea. In Ohio, you have three plea options:
- Guilty―This requires paying your ticket fine.
- No contest―This also requires paying your ticket fine.
- Not guilty―You must enter this plea in court on the day and time listed on your Ohio traffic citation.
Enter your plea before the citation's appearance date to avoid additional penalties.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
- Possibly have points reduced by attending a remedial driving school.
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