Where is the Violation Number on a Ticket?
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You will be issued a motoring ticket if you have violated a motoring citation, violations can be for both moving and non-moving violations. The law has a raft of motoring violations, and some of the most common ones include speeding, running a red light, driving without insurance, failure to signal while changing lanes, and overstaying your allotted time in a metered parking space
Your motoring ticket is likely to be issued by the police department but parking authorities do have the ability to do so also. They will use a violation or citation number as a way to catalog the violations that have been issued within their authority. Violation numbers are also used to reference the violation that took place for the person committing the infraction and to then identify the appropriate action.
You will commonly find the violation number pre-printed on the front of the ticket toward the top, that said they may also be on the back. The violation number will usually be in bold type to make it clear and easy to spot. The violation number may even be printed in multiple locations on the ticket, this is so that one of the violation numbers will remain with you, on the part of the ticket you retain, and the other violation number will be on the ticket you send back with the appropriate payment for the infraction.
In the rare circumstance that the violation number isn’t clearly apparent on the front of the ticket look to the back of the ticket. You should be able to find the pre-printed violation number on both the upper and lower section of the back of the ticket. Again, one of the numbers should be removable so that it is sent back along with the required fine. This is important as it allows the issuing authority to determine that the fine has in fact been paid for that violation.
If you look at the ticket is should contain a variety of information which will help identify you and the vehicle in question for the traffic violation. The police or issuing agency will check and include the license plate and Vehicle Identification Number (this should be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard, so it shouldn’t be a hard number to come across). These identifying factors together with the violation number should be clearly visible on all tickets.
It is important to note however that not all states issue tickets in the same way. In fact, some states do not use a ticket with a pre-printed violation number and instead require the individual issuing the ticket to fill in the citation number themselves. Although becoming rarer across the United States it is still a possibility and something to be mindful of if you have been issued with a ticket.
If this is the case on your ticket you will need to look for a subheading that states ‘correctable violation’ or words to that effect. Under this heading there should be a short handwritten numerical sentence (depending on the the number of violations) such as VC22103, which will identify the violation that has occurred.
Knowing the violation or citation number is the key bit of information you need for dealing with the repercussions of being issued a traffic ticket. If for whatever reason you have been unable to locate yours then first you need to determine the county in which the citation or violation was issued. All of the relevant data regarding the violation will be recorded here as opposed to the policing department or parking authority that issued the ticket, so it is vital you can identify the correct county.
Once you have identified the correct county the easiest thing to do is to speak to the traffic court. You may not readily have their phone number so here is a quick way to find the number you need;
1. Google the website of the superior court of that county.
2. Once on their website identify the traffic section.
3. Once you have done this look for the appropriate phone number for the traffic court. Look toward the bottom of the page.
Now you have the number you need to call the traffic court. You will need information such as the driver’s license or license plate number. This should then allow the court to look up the appropriate violation and provide you the information that would have been recorded on the ticket. Remember, some of the key bits of information you need from the court are the violation number, the amount of money owed (the fine incurred) and the date in which it is due by or that you have to contest the fine. If you don’t intend to contest the fine you may have the opportunity to pay it there and then. Don’t delay in paying as it will only end up costing you more.
*If you don’t have your ticket, we can still start the process and add it later!
*Answer questions about the stop and we will include those specific details!
*We will send you a completed packet for the court that just needs your signature and a stamp!
TicketBust produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.