What is a deferred finding?

A deferred finding allows for the dismissal of the infraction. Not all cases are eligible for a deferred finding and dismissal. If eligible, the infraction will be dismissed at the end of the time period imposed by the judge if you do not commit any traffic violations and you pay the costs imposed to monitor your case by the due date.

A person is only allowed one deferral in a seven-year period for moving violations and only one in a seven-year period for non-moving violations. A finding of committed will be entered with the Department of Licensing if you receive a new violation during the deferral period or you fail to pay the costs by the due date.

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1. What is an infraction?
2. What must I do if I receive an infraction?
3. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
4. What is a mitigation hearing?
5. What is a mitigation hearing by mail?
6. What is a contested hearing?
7. What is a contested hearing by mail?
8. What is a deferred finding?
9. May I have a lawyer at a contested hearing?
10. Is there a right to appeal?
11. Will a traffic infraction appear on my driving record?
12. What if I do not pay my ticket or appear for a hearing?
13. What about a no liability insurance ticket?
14. Can I pay my court legal financial obligations online?