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.
- 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
- 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