Traffic Ticket Deferral Program

  • Received a traffic ticket in Hancock County
  • Had zero infractions in the 12 months prior to the ticket

Anyone wishing to participate in the deferral program will be required to pay a deferral fee and associated court costs in lieu of the traffic ticket. Participants should not pay the traffic ticket; once a payment is in process it cannot be reversed.

Participants wishing to participate in the deferral program are required to:

  • Not receive any more infraction charges during the term of the deferral agreement period, which begins the date the deferral agreement is filed with the court.
  • Drivers who receive another infraction during the agreement period, will have their previous ticket re-activated and be liable for the original infraction fee. Points will be added to the driver’s license.
  • Deferral agreement periods last 12 months.
  • Within 10 days of court date indicated on the infraction, the driver is required to provide their deferral agreement to the Prosecutor’s office, along with payment of the deferral fee.
  • Within 30 days of receiving a deferral letter, the driver is required to file their agreement with the Court and pay the deferral fee.
  • Failure to have paperwork submitted, or appear in court on the specified date, may result in the suspension of driving privileges.

Eligible Infractions 

  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • Disregarding traffic signal/stop sign
  • Failure to dim headlights
  • Speeds of 25 MPH or less
  • Driving left of center
  • Passing in the no-passing zone
  • Following to closely
  • Improper U- Turn
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to signal
  • Improper head light/tail light

Ineligible Infractions 

  • Seatbelt violations for adults or children
  • CDL infractions
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
  • Use of blue lights
  • Driving while suspended
  • Driving without insurance
  • Incidents involving alcohol, drugs or paraphernalia