An official website of the State of Oregon
How you know »
(how to identify a Oregon.gov website)
An official website of the State of Oregon »
You are here:
Violations include citations for traffic, fish and game, and state park violations.
Please review your citation for your appearance date and time. You need to decide what you are going to plea and how you are going to submit your plea to the court. Your plea must be submitted to the court before the appearance date and time on your citation. Failure to do so will be considered a Failure To Appear and will result in a default judgment entered against you.
This is the same as pleading guilty. The plea will be taken by the Court Clerk and you will not go before a judge. The Court Clerk will assess the fine that you will pay when your plea is entered. A judgement will be entered against you that indicates the options you have to pay the fine. A copy of the judgement will be sent to you.
If you plead not guilty, the case will be set for trial and the judge will decide the outcome based on the evidence presented in the trial. You will receive notice of the trial date in the mail. At the trial you may present evidence and call witnesses. You have a choice of two different kinds of trials:
If you do not appear on or before your first appearance date the clerk will enter a default judgment. The entire presumptive fine will be charged along with any additional fees or assessments.
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.
A lock icon ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website.
Only share sensitive information on official, secure websites.
Your browser is out-of-date! It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how