Lost Traffic Ticket in WyomingPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Traffic Ticket Information in WyomingIf you recently lost a traffic ticket in Wyoming, you'll find the information below very helpful. A traffic citation is the result of committing a moving violation. Some examples of these traffic tickets include a speeding ticket, a ticket for texting while driving, or a red light ticket. In certain situations the information below may also apply to a lost parking ticket, but please confirm with your local Wyoming traffic court.
To get information about your lost traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the appropriate Wyoming Circuit Court or Municipal Court handling your case. Be prepared to verify some personal information before the court provides details about your lost ticket.
NOTE: The Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) doesn't provide an online traffic ticket search.
Wyoming handles traffic violations in two different courts: Municipal Courts and Circuit Courts.
Your traffic ticket is with a Municipal Court if a city police officer issued it; if you received your WY traffic ticket from the sheriff's department or Highway Patrol, the Circuit Court is handling it. You'll need to contact the appropriate court to find lost tickets.
Contact the WY DOT
If you need to find traffic ticket information and don't remember where you received it, you can contact the WY DOT.
Sometimes, the Wyoming DOT can look up lost traffic ticket information; when that fails, the representative might be able to search the courts for you to help you find ticket information.
Via the Wyoming traffic courts website, you can find the contact information, mailing address, and physical address for each Circuit Court in the state. If the court has a website, you'll find that, too.
Although some Municipal Courts have websites, currently the main state page does not provide a comprehensive list. Please check your local listings for the telephone number for the Municipal Court handling your WY traffic ticket.
When you contact your traffic court about your lost ticket, be sure to ask for:
- The traffic citation number and your complete traffic ticket costs.
- Your ticket hearing date, or the date by which you must pay.
- Whether you have to appear in court. (If you don't, you might be able to pay your traffic ticket online or by mail.)
Once you have the information you need about your lost traffic ticket, you can determine how to plead to the traffic violation you were cited for:
- "Guilty" or "no contest."
- "Not guilty."
For some drivers, pleading "guilty" or "no contest" means paying the ticket fine (some Wyoming courts even allow online ticket payments) and dealing with the penalties; however, this can vary depending on the driver's past traffic violations and the current violation at hand.
Drivers who plead "not guilty" to their moving violation go to court and fight their traffic citation. If this is the option you choose, you may want to look into hiring a Wyoming traffic ticket attorney.
NOTE: A lost ticket is no excuse for responding to your traffic citation after the deadline date. You will be expected to find ticket information in a timely matter in order to avoid additional penalties.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine, possibly online.
- Have a traffic violation on your driving record.
- Risk license suspension or revocation.
- See increased auto insurance rates.
- Possibly attend a substance abuse course for DWUI-related violations.
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