FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAFFIC POLICIES
Can persons who cannot attend a traffic court date get a new traffic court date from the County Attorney’s office?
No. Only the traffic judge has the authority to grant continuances for traffic court dates. Traffic court is held the first and third Wednesday morning of the month, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 310 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash, Salina, KS. If a person cannot reschedule the commitment, which interferes with his or her attendance, it is recommended that the person choose an earlier Wednesday court date to attend. When doing so, person will need to go to the Clerk’s Office in Room 307 before going to court to advise the clerk to bring the file on his or her case. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT MISSING A TRAFFIC COURT DATE MAY LEAD TO CERTAIN LEGAL CONSEQUENCES.
What do I do to if I have a bench warrant for my arrest?
If a bench warrant was issued for your arrest you need to either appear in Saline County District Court, Room 310, on the first or third Wednesday morning of the month at 9 a.m., hire an attorney to appear for you, wait to be arrested, or turn yourself in to the Saline County Sheriff
Do I need to appear in court to show proof of insurance, driver’s license or registration?
If you had valid insurance, valid registration or a valid drivers license at the time of the ticket, you may mail in, email or fax a copy and a legible copy of the ticket. You will need to call before your court date if to see if we have received it and if that is all we needed. It is your job to check on before your court date in order to be released from appearing in court. If you did not have valid insurance, a valid registration or a valid drivers license at the time the ticket was issued, you must appear in court. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT MISSING A TRAFFIC COURT DATE MAY LEAD TO CERTAIN LEGAL CONSEQUENCES.
Can I pay my fines and court cost online?
Yes, you may pay your fines and court cost online at http://www.citepayusa.com. If you are having problems paying online, you will need to contact the Clerk of the District Court at 785-309-5831.
Does the County Attorney have a diversion program for speeding tickets and other traffic citations?
No. We do, however, offer amended tickets, only for speeding citations, where
an individual meets the following criteria:
- Driver was not using a radar detector at the time of receipt of the citation
- Driver was not speeding in a construction zone at the time of the receipt of thecitation.
- Driver was not traveling in excess of 15 m.p.h. over the speed limit.
- Driver has not had any other tickets of any kind, or diversion for anyticket, within the last 2 years.
- Driver does not hold a commercial driver’s license.
If you would like to make an application for an amended ticket, s/he will need to do the following things:
- Get a copy of your driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Topeka. The phone number for that Department is (785) 296-3671. Out of state licenses need to be obtained from the DMV in the licensing state or you may go online or to a law enforcement agency.
- Send the copy of your driving record with a written request letting us know what you are seeking, a legible copy of ticket, self-addressed stamped envelope, name, address and phone number to:
County Attorney’s Office
Attn: Traffic Attorney
300 W. Ash, Room 302
Salina, KS 67401
- Or you may email the copy of your driving record with a written request letting us know what you are seeking and a legible copy of ticket, name, address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The fine on amended tickets will be enhanced.
PLEASE NOTE: All requests which do not have all the required information enclosed will be denied. The amendment of a ticket is ultimately at the discretion of the County Attorney. All requests will be notified of either a decision to amend, or denial of an amendment, mail. NO PHONE REQUESTS FOR AMENDED TICKETS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Due to the high volume of requests, please expect to wait 3 to 4 weeks for a response.