It's a way to have a police officer and magistrate review your traffic ticket without having to come to court for a hearing.
You could get your charge changed to one with no driver's license points. And you can do it online rather than going to court!
It's not. There's a real magistrate and law enforcement officer on the other side, making decisions about your case based on the same criteria they would if you went to court in person. It just takes place through this website.
You submit a request online for a reduced charge. If you are eligible, the police officer reviews your request and makes a recommendation to the magistrate, who then makes the final decision. You get a text or email with the result.
Everyone makes mistakes. If you have a good driving record, the magistrate and police officer may be willing to give you a lesser charge that does not add points to your license.
Having points on your license can raise your insurance rates, subject you to driver responsibility fees, or result in a suspension of your license to drive.
You have 10 days to admit responsibility and pay the ticket, deny responsibility and request a hearing, or admit responsibility with a written explanation. More information is on the back of your ticket.
It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court and law enforcement. Just enter your ticket information and do a search to find the eligibility criteria. If you are, submit a request. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court and law enforcement.
It could mean your ticket is too old, or that you have too many past offenses or open tickets. Try a search. If you are ineligible, we'll tell you why.
Yes. The fine could change based on the new charge. Either way, you are still responsible for paying it.
If you are offered a reduced violation the court will send you a text/email message with a link to accept or reject the offer for a reduced violation. You will have 5 days from the time the email/text message was sent to submit your decision.
Spun out of the University of Michigan Law School, Court Innovations Inc. is the maker of Matterhorn, this website. Courts license it to interact with the public, so that you have an opportunity to be heard without physically having to go to court! The court provides it as a service to you.