How to Pay or Dispute Nebraska Traffic Tickets
Those having received a Nebraska traffic ticket have options in handling and paying them.
You need to pay the ticket before the due date to avoid extra penalties. Otherwise, you’ll need to decide if you’ll contest it not long after it was issued as it may take time to setup the court hearing.
You can typically pay your NE traffic tickets online, in person, or by mail.
In this guide, you’ll learn about what happens when you get a ticket, why you may have received one, and your options with dealing with them. Let’s get started.
Nebraska’s Point System
Nebraska does use a driver point system.
The point system tracks your driving activities and accumulating too many can result in additional penalties. Combine the traffic ticket with the extra penalties and your total costs can skyrocket depending on your actions!
You’re welcome to check your driving records for information about the status of your license and registration. Otherwise, we recommend contacting your local DMV or talk with a traffic law professional as you move forward with handling your ticket(s) and points.
Nebraska Traffic Fines & Penalties
The fines and penalties you get depend on your actions and vary by the court’s decision. Your actions may cause higher fines and penalties depending on your driving history, too. You may also need to pay late fees if it’s not dealt with quickly.
Examples of incidents causing traffic and safety violations include:
- Reckless driving or racing
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to carry auto insurance
- Causing property damages
You may also get moving or non-moving violations like:
- Running a stop sign
- Distracted driving
- Faulty vehicle and operations
- Failing to follow traffic laws
You may also get a license suspension if you fail to appear in court, fail to respond to a traffic citation, and many other instances where you disobey the law.
How to Pay Your Nebraska Traffic Ticket
You should attempt to pay your traffic ticket as soon as possible.
Failing to pay the ticket in time can result in further penalties. This may include a license suspension which, in turn, can cause a slew of charges from reinstatement fees to insurance renewal fees!
Nebraska provides a few ways to pay your traffic ticket – the easiest being online.
To pay online:
Online payment is available if “waiver allowed” is noted on your ticket.
- Visit Waiverable Citation Payment System
- Follow the on-screen prompts
- Input your citation number
- Pay your traffic ticket
To pay in person:
- Not the address on your traffic ticket
- Take a trip down to the court
- Pay your traffic fine
To pay by mail:
- Note that your ticket says “waiver allowed”
- Mark that you’re pleading guilty
- Sign the ticket
- Make a check or money order to the amount
- Mail the ticket to the listed address
And there you have it!
When to Hire a Nebraska Traffic Attorney
Failing to respond to your ticket can lead to a license suspension.
The court may go lenient on you in some situations. In this case, you may be able to do an approved defensive driving school to mitigate some of the fines and penalties. Or, dismiss the ticket entirely.
The process varies by your infractions, but you’ll typically have options in either reducing or dismissing the ticket. You may also appeal and contest the tickets out-right to which you’ll request the hearing, go through the discovery, show up in court, and react based on what happens during the hearing.
You’ll need to make the decision before its due date.
Some drivers may be eligible to take a defensive driving course or get their ticket dismissed depending on their ticketing circumstances and how they act in court. A good driving record will help with your appeal and in reducing your ticket fines and fees.