12th District Court
Online Case Review

Jackson, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is online case review?

It's a way to have a police officer and magistrate review your traffic ticket without having to come to court for a hearing. It also provides an online path for dealing with your outstanding fail-to-pay and fail-to-appear warrants. If dealing with a failure to pay or failure to appear warrant you will have to post a bond to start the process.

2) What are the benefits of online ticket review?

You could get your charge changed to one with no driver's license points. And you can do it online rather than going to court. Please note that while some violations may carry zero points it can still appear on your driving record.

3) How is it different online than in court?

It's not. There's a real magistrate and law enforcement officer on the other side, making decisions about your case based on the same criteria they would if you went to court in person. It just takes place through this website.

4) How does it work?

You submit a request online for a reduced charge. If you are eligible, the police officer reviews your request and makes a recommendation to the magistrate, who then makes the final decision. You get a text or email with the result.

5) Is there a charge for online ticket review?


6) Why does the court allow online traffic ticket review?

Everyone makes mistakes. If you have a good driving record, the magistrate and police may be willing to give you a lesser charge that does not add points to your license. Note: It may still appear on your driving record.

7) Why should I care about points on my license?

Having points on your license can raise your insurance rates, subject you to driver responsibility fees, or result in a suspension of your license to drive.

8) How do I know if I'm eligible?

It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court and law enforcement. Just enter your ticket information and do a search to find out. If you are, submit a request. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court and law enforcement.

9) What does it mean if I am ineligible?

It could mean your ticket is too old, or that you have too many past offenses or open tickets. Try a search. If you are ineligible, we'll tell you why.

10) How will I know when a decision has been made?

We will email or text you, and we'll update the message on your status page when you come back to the website. Full payment is due within 30 days.

11) What happens if my request is rejected?

You have 10 days to admit responsibility and pay the ticket, deny responsibility and request a hearing, or admit responsibility with a written explanation. More information is on the back of your ticket.

12) If my request is approved, will I still have to pay a fine?

Yes. The fine could change based on the new charge. Either way, you are still responsible for paying it. Only credit card or debit cards are accepted for payment. Please note there could be a processing fee to process your credit or debit card.