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If you want to contest a traffic citation for an infraction:

If you want to contest a traffic citation in writing, without having to make a personal court appearance, you may ask for a "trial by declaration." Trials by written declaration are available in cases involving infraction violations of California's Vehicle Code.

The first form, TR-200, will explain how to do this.

  • INSTRUCTIONS TO DEFENDANT (Form TR-200)
  • Request for Trial by Written Declaration (Form TR-205)
  • Decision and Notice of Decision (Form TR-215)
  • Request for New Trial by Written Declaration (Form TR-220)
  • Order and Notice to Defendant of New Trial (Form TR-225)

A Declaration Form:

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Choose the form you need below. You can either download and print the file, or fill it out on your computer, then print it out. You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to a lawyer.

Find low-cost legal aid.

Find local court forms you may need at your county's court website.

If you want to appeal a decision in a traffic case (infraction):

You may appeal the first decision in a traffic case -- either a court's decision or a parking agency's decision. However, it is important to understand that an appeal is NOT a new trial. The appellate judge will not consider new evidence, such as the testimony of new witnesses or new exhibits. The appellate judge's job is to review a record of what happened in the trial court (or parking agency) to see if certain kinds of legal errors were made in the case.

The first form, CR-141-INFO, will explain appeal procedures for infractions.

  • Information on Appeal Procedures for Infractions (Form CR-141-INFO)
  • Notice of Appeal and Record of Oral Proceedings (Infraction)
    (Form CR-142)
  • Proposed Statement on Appeal (Infraction) (Form CR-143)

A Declaration Form:


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