You can contest your ticket at an in-person hearing on the date, time, and location listed on your ticket.
Be sure to bring any documents or witnesses to support your case. When you arrive, check in at the reception area. An Administrative Law Judge will call your name and will take you to a hearing room. If you brought witnesses with you, they should go with you into the hearing room. There may be a person who works for the City agency that gave you the ticket in the room.
All hearings are recorded. The judge will introduce him or herself and will explain how things will be done. If someone from the issuing agency is present, that person will talk first. You are allowed to ask questions. When the person from the agency is finished, you will have a chance to state your case. You can ask the judge to consider evidence or a witness’s testimony. When everyone is finished, the judge will end the hearing.
Free translation services are available at all hearings.
The Judge’s Decision
All decisions are sent by mail to both sides, within 30 days of the hearing.