Traffic Violations: What are my options?

You may want to investigate the following when considering your options:

  • Traffic School Program
  • Safety Belt Program
  • Dismissable Traffic Violations

You may appear:

  • In-person;
  • By mail; or
  • Pay online.

A no contest plea does result in a conviction and will appear on your driving record.

The clerk of the the Court is not able to take your letter of explanation into consideration when imposing a fine.  You must submit your plea and letter of explanation to the Judge. You can do this by:

  • Scheduling an arraignment to see the Judge in-person.  Call 541-774-2040 to schedule a date and time.
  • Mailing your no contest plea, written explanation, and payment of the fine.
  • E-mailing your no contest plea and written explanation.  Be sure to include your citation number, name, current mailing address, and phone number.

A no contest plea does result in a conviction and will appear on your driving record.

You have the right to enter a plea of not guilty.  You can either mail, email, or submit the plea in-person.  Upon entry of a not guilty plea the Court will schedule a trial date.  You should be aware that if you are found guilty at trial, you will not be offered the option of traffic school and the conviction will be entered on your driving record.