Lost Traffic Ticket in WisconsinPage Overview
You will need to contact the court that was listed on your lost traffic ticket. This will either be a Municipal or a Circuit Court.
If you don't recall the court, you'll need to place where you were ticketed. This will give you a basis on which court to call.
Don't delay, however. All Wisconsin traffic citations require a plea response before or on the ticket's appearance date. Suspension of driving privileges and arrest are just a few penalties you will face. The court, nor the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), will accept "I lost my citation."
Next, decide on your plea. In Wisconsin you have three options:
- Guilty―Requires paying the fine posted on the citation
- No contest―This too requires paying the fine listed on the traffic ticket
- Not guilty―This means you've accepted your right to a trial, with the intent of having the charges reduced or the ticket dismissed
Remember: move fast. The court must have your plea decision before the ticket's appearance date expires.Other Topics in This Section