If you lose your traffic ticket, do not fret. This is something that happens from time to time, but it can be resolved.
If you aren’t planning on fighting the ticket and have admitted to guilt, you may just be able to pay the ticket and not worry about getting another copy.
If you would like to take the ticket to court, the first thing you need to do is look up the department of motor vehicles in the city you got your ticket in so you can call them. You may find out that you need to go down to the county clerk or need to personally come into the department of motor vehicles to obtain a copy of the ticket.
Be sure that you have your license plate number, registration, and license number on hand because this is the type of information that is going to be needed for them to look up the ticket.
They will have a copy of your ticket on hand because they aren’t going to lose the important information. Depending on the jurisdiction there can be a fee to getting your another copy of your ticket.
You normally do not have much time between receiving your ticket and your court date so it’s best to take care of this as soon as possible.
Under no circumstance allow a county clerk or worker at the DMV tell you that you can’t access this information. You have a right to fight your traffic ticket in court.
Once you have your new ticket, don’t lose that one as you will just become a pain in the sides of those who just helped you out.
There are strategies to fighting the ticket once you have your new copy so that you can get reduced fines or have it thrown out completely.