This page contains information on traffic tickets in Douglas County, Kansas.
Check the Back of the Ticket
► What you need to do: The ticket will say one of the following:
► Pay or Appear: This means you may either pay the fine before the court date OR appear in court to plead not guilty. Failure to do either may subject you to additional legal consequences.
► Must Appear: That means you need to appear in court at the time and date shown on the ticket. Failure to appear could result in your arrest and detainment. Occasionally, the district attorney will decide not to pursue charges, but unless you have been contacted by the district attorney, plan to appear as directed.
► Where you need to report: Usually traffic tickets issued by the Lawrence Police Department or the University of Kansas Police Department are handled in
What Happens in Court
► To Plead Not Guilty: If you plead not guilty, the court will assign you another court date. In addition, you may be directed to contact the
► To Plead Guilty: You will be directed to pay any fine and court costs in the
To view a list of forms and documents related to traffic diversion, please visit the 'Traffic Diversions' page.