District Attorney's Office
Questions concerning a traffic ticket issued by a trooper or other law enforcement officer should be directed to the District Attorney for the county in which the ticket was issued. The telephone number for the District Attorney can be located in the State Government section of the telephone directory or you may click here.
Clerk of Court
Questions about the court date or location should be directed to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the ticket was issued. The clerk's number is listed in the State Government section of the telephone directory under judicial or courtsor you may click here.
The fine entered by the officer on the back of the ticket is set by the Conference of Chief District Court Judges and not by the officer. Current court costs can be found here.
Failure to appear in court
DMV will revoke a person's drivers license or the right to drive on an out-of-state license if the person fails to appear in court or fails to pay the fine and costs. The revocation will remain in effect until the ticket is paid and the person goes to court.
Paying a fine
Payment of fines and costs are not made to the officer but to the Clerk of Superior Court. The Clerk does NOT accept personal checks but only money orders or bank checks. The Clerk will accept cash only when paying in person.
The Conference of Chief District Court Judges, not the officer, establishes a list of those charges which may be paid without a mandatory court appearance and those which require a court appearance.
Lawyers who advertise
Some lawyers may send a letter to a person receiving a ticket. The lawyers obtain the names and addresses from the Clerk of Superior Court. The officer issuing the ticket has no control over the advertising. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that lawyers have a constitutional right to advertise.