Pay Traffic Ticket in Wyoming
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(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
Paying your WY traffic ticket is the equivalent of admitting guilty. You’ll plead guilty or no contest to the violation, pay your fine, and deal with any associated penalties―which depend on your driving record and the offense.
Generally, choosing this option means:
- Paying your ticket and associated costs online, if eligible (see below).
- Having a violation appear on your driving record, which can put you at risk for license suspension.
- Your auto insurance rates probably will increase.
Note that if:
- You have an instruction permit or intermediate license and commit a violation that suspends your restricted privileges, it prevents you from moving on to the next licensing phase.
- You’re charged with DWUI, pleading guilty or no contest puts you at risk for stiff penalties and high fines. Plus, you might have to undergo substance abuse assessments and counseling. Refer to our WY DWUI page.
Paying On Time
Drivers who opt to plead guilty and pay their tickets must pay those fines by the hearing date printed on their citations; generally, courts allow a 10-day grace period, though.
Most courts send a notice if the driver doesn’t pay by the end of the grace period. The notice gives the driver a new date by which he must pay the fine―when it’s all said and done, some drivers have as many as 30 days from their hearing dates to pay their fines.
Failure to pay on time means license suspension and, depending on the violation, an arrest warrant.
Plead Guilty as a WY CDL Driver
To plead guilty or no contest, CDL drivers follow basically the same process as other drivers; however, CDL drivers must notify their employers within 30 days of a traffic violations.
Also, some violations put drivers’ income and careers at risk. Head over to Ticket Fines and Penalties to learn more about federally-mandated penalties for CDL drivers.
Plead Not Guilty
For some drivers, pleading guilty or no contest is the quickest and most convenient way to put the incident behind them; for others, it’s just not true.
The state allows any driver who feels he is innocent of the charges to plead not guilty and have his day in court.
Some Wyoming courts allow drivers to pay their traffic ticket fines online, including through the Wyoming Online Citation Payment System.
Check to see if your court allows online payments; if so, be prepared to:
- Provide your full name and address.
- Provide your citation-specific information such as the ticket number, court date, and ticket fine.
- Pay a processing fee associated with online payments.
Keep reading for additional ways to pay your traffic ticket fine.
When online payments aren’t options, drivers can pay their tickets either by mail or in person.
Courts vary on payment options and methods, but your citation will include specific instructions about how and where you can pay your ticket.
- The court’s name and mailing or physical address.
- Acceptable payment options (by mail or in person).
- Acceptable payment methods. Find out if the court accepts personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, cash, and/or credit cards (and which ones).
If the information on your ticket is unclear, contact your court.
Wyoming doesn’t use a point system.
Check Your Driving Record
You put your driving privileges at risk each time you plead guilty to a violation, so it’s important to stay on top of your driving record.
You see, the state’s lack of a point system doesn’t matter when it comes to recording violations; Wyoming implements license suspension if you accumulate too many moving violations on your driving record.
Be sure to check your driving record after you plead guilty or no contest to:
- Make sure the state added the correct violation to your record.
- See how close you are to license suspension; you can adjust your driving habits accordingly.
Because pleading guilty or no contest is the same as admitting guilty or being found guilty, your auto insurance company might increase your rates. Usually, the provider waits until the policy is up for renewal.
Talk with your agent about a possible increase, and if you find out your rates will be higher, start comparing insurance quotes online now to find a better deal.Other Topics in This Section