It's a way to have a police officer and judge review your case (such as a 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 judge 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 judge, 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 judge 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 7 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.
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.
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.
We will send an email or text as well as update the message on your status page when you come back to the website. Full payment is due within 10 days.
Some citations can have their fines reduced or eliminated if you satisfy the court by showing proof. This site works to allow you to upload images as proof. These are the types of offenses that you can have reviewed online and what you need to upload as proof to satisfy the requirement.
1) Defective Equipment: fine may be lowered by uploading an image as proof of repairs or ticket signed by a police officer within 10 days of citation)
2) No operatorís license on person: fine may be lowered by uploading an image as proof of valid drivers license AND uploading a copy of your signed ticket pleading guilty (within 10 days of citation).
3) No proof of insurance: fine may be lowered by uploading an image as proof you had valid insurance (at the time of the ticket). You must do this within 10 days of citation.