What is a mitigation hearing?

A mitigation hearing is where you admit you committed the violation but wish to explain the circumstances of the infraction. To request a mitigation hearing, you should check box two. The Judge, depending on the explanation and your record, may adjust the penalty. However, the Judge will not dismiss your ticket. As the Court is required to forward all committed traffic tickets to the Department of Licensing, it will appear on your driving record.

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1. What is an infraction?
2. What must I do if I receive an infraction?
3. What is a mitigation hearing?
4. What is a contested hearing?