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Hearing Request for Minor Moving Violation

Hearing Request for Minor Moving Violation

To contest a minor moving violation, your request must be received within 60 calendar days from the date of the ticket. If you do not schedule a hearing within 30 calendar days, a penalty equal to your fine will be added and your driving privileges may be suspended. Do not submit payment if you are contesting the ticket. You will receive a notice with the date and time of your hearing. All scheduled hearings are conducted at DMV Adjudication Services. When you arrive on your scheduled hearing date, you must check in and present your hearing notice or a valid driver license.

 

Schedule a Hearing by Mail

  • To schedule a hearing by mail for a minor moving violation, check the box marked "deny" on the back of ticket and return it with your written hearing request to:

DMV Adjudication Services
PO Box 37135
Washington, DC 20013

  • If you choose mail adjudication, you will receive a postcard acknowledging that your mail adjudication request has been received.

 

Schedule a Hearing in Person

  • You may appear in-person to request a hearing on a minor moving violation by reporting to Adjudication Services, 301 C Street, NW, Room 1157, Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 4 pm.

 

Schedule a Hearing Online

 

Schedule a Hearing by Phone

  • You may call toll free 866-893-5023 to schedule a hearing.

 

All parties have a 10 minute grace period to report for their scheduled hearing. Failure to report for your hearing timely will result in a "failure to appear - liable" disposition on your ticket.

 

Reschedule a Hearing 

To reschedule a minor moving violation hearing, you must submit a written request at least 7 business days prior to the hearing date to:

DMV Adjudication Services
PO Box 37135
Washington, DC 20013

 

If You Miss a Scheduled Hearing

If you fail to appear for your scheduled hearing, you may be found liable for the violation indicated on your ticket. You will be required to pay the fine and be assessed any points associated with the violation.

The DMV rarely reschedules missed hearings. You must submit a written explanation for failing to appear at your hearing. You may complete and submit a Motion to Vacate [PDF] to Adjudication Services online or by mail. Your Motion will be reviewed to determine whether you have offered good cause for the missed hearing appearance. Supporting documentation should be submitted with your Motion. However, your Motion to Vacate must be received within 60 calendar days of the missed hearing date.

You may submit your Motion and any supporting documents to Adjudication online, in person or by mail to:

     DMV Adjudication Services
     PO Box 37135
     Washington, DC 20013

 

 

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