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Admit Responsibility With Explanation

You may admit responsibility with an explanation of the circumstances of the violation which the Court may consider in determining the amount of your fine and costs. You may admit responsibility with explanation by mail, in person, or by representation.

Important Points:

You cannot reschedule court dates. Court dates can only be changed if you present proof of a medical emergency, travel tickets, or proof that you will be out of state.
Points are assessed by the Secretary of State, not the Court. The 31st District Court does not have the ability to waive, raise, or lower points on a violation.
Fines and Costs are due at the time of assessment, and will therefore be due on your court date if you are found responsible.
If you fail to appear for your court date, you will be subject to additional fees and possible suspension of your driving privileges.

Admit Responsibility With Explanation

  • Sign the citation on the back.
  • Mail the citation and your explanation on a separate sheet of paper to the court before the appearance date. Please make sure your return address is correct.
  • Once received, the Judge or magistrate will review your explanation and make a determination regarding the fines and costs to be paid by you. The Court will mail you its determination.
  • Contact the court within 14 days of receiving the ticket
  • A Pre-Hearing Conference date and time will be given to you.
  • You or your attorney must appear in court on that day and time to give your explanation. If appearance is made by representation the court may require the person to provide a further explanation or to appear in court.