In most cases, you can settle without a hearing by meeting with a settlement officer or accepting the conditions of an Offer of Settlement letter (pleading letter).
Important Information about Opportunity to Cure/Curable Violations
Under a new law, a business has the opportunity to certify that it has cured (corrected) identified first-time, signage-related violations and settle the violations without penalty. In order to pay no penalty for curable violations, a business must plead guilty to the violation, correct the violation within 30 days of the inspection date, and submit a Cure Certification to DCA as proof that the business cured the violation.
Refer to your Offer of Settlement letter, which will include information about curable violations. You can cure a DCA violation online, in person, or by mail. Read FAQs.
You can appear before a fair and impartial Administrative Law Judge to present a defense to the charge(s) in the Notice of Hearing.