Lost Traffic Ticket in Vermont
If you lost your VT traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the Vermont Judicial Bureau or the police department in the county where you received it. To get lost ticket information, you may be asked to provide your driver's license number, license plate number, and birth date.
Continue reading this page to learn about lost traffic tickets in Vermont.
Online Lost VT Traffic Ticket Search
Vermont doesn't offer an online lost ticket search option. The most you can do is search online for the VT law enforcement agency in the city where you committed your Vermont traffic violation and contact them ASAP for details about your lost ticket, including how you can take care of the VT traffic ticket within 20 days of getting pulled over.
NOTE: If you are trying to get details about a lost parking ticket, you'll need to contact the local parking enforcement agency.
Determine Where You Were Ticketed in Vermont
Contact the Vermont police department for the city where the office issued your traffic ticket. You'll need to inquire with a clerk to find lost ticket information and how to submit your ticket plea to the traffic court ("admitted," "no contest," or "denied") in a timely manner. Or, if you can obtain the traffic citation number over the phone, you can opt to pay your VT traffic ticket online and skip having to get your answer in VT traffic court.
NOTE: Even if you have lost your Vermont traffic ticket, you still must respond or pay it within 20 days of receiving the original citation.
Decide How You'll Plead to Your VT Ticket
Once you find traffic ticket information, determine how you want to plead to your VT traffic violation. In Vermont, you have three options:
A plea of "admitted" or "no contest" requires you to pay the associated Vermont traffic ticket fines. You'll also face additional points on your VT driving record. For more on this, check out our page on Paying Your Vermont Traffic Ticket.
Your other option is to submit a "not guilty" plea and dispute your VT traffic violation before a judge. In this case, you may want to contact a local traffic ticket attorney to get more information about how to handle your traffic ticket case. Traffic ticket attorneys can help with any kind of traffic violation, including red light tickets and speeding tickets.
There's also an option to take a court decision one step further by appealing your traffic citation. To learn how, visit our page on Fighting Your VT Traffic Ticket.
Pay Traffic Ticket
- Pay the ticket fine online or by mail.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
- No option to take defensive driving course to reduce points.
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Fight Traffic Ticket
(Plead Not Guilty)
- Contest traffic violation in court.
- Choose to represent yourself during trial or hire an attorney.
- Possible option to plea bargain for lesser penalties.
- No penalties if found not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
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