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Fight a Summons

*You must respond to your Summons.* If you wish to fight a summons, you must do so on or before the hearing date listed on the summons. If you do not appear for a hearing in person, online, by mail, by phone or by video (webcam), you will be found "in violation" of the charge by default and you may have to pay a higher fine.

Below are the different ways you can fight a summons.

 

Hearing in Person

You can fight your summons in person by coming to the OATH hearing at the location, date and time listed on your summons. You do not need an attorney for hearings at the OATH Hearings Division.

 

Hearing by Mail

You can fight  your summons by sending the OATH Hearings Division a defense in writing by regular mail.

 

Online Hearing (One-Click Hearing)

You can fight your summons by sending OATH Hearings Division a defense using a simple online form.

 

Hearing by Phone

You can fight your summons by speaking to an OATH Hearing Officer over the phone.

 

Video (Webcam) Hearing

You can fight your summons by speaking to an OATH Hearing Officer over webcam.