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County Attorney's Office - Traffic Violations

Contact Information:

York County Attorney
Traffic Division
510 N. Lincoln Avenue
York, NE 68467
Phone: (402) 362-5583

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I received a ticket for Speeding, how do I contest the ticket?
A: If you have received a ticket for Speeding and would like to contest the charge you must contact the York County Court to schedule a trial.  Traffic prosecutors are not available to discuss Speeding tickets outside of Court.

Q: What is the S.T.O.P. Program and how do I find out whether I'm eligible?
A: STOP (Safety Training Option Program) is a program where persons cited with certain minor traffic violations may have their violation dismissed upon paying the course fee and completion of a 4 hour Defensive Driving Course.

Q: What offenses are NOT eligible?
A: The following offenses are NOT eligible for the S.T.O.P. Program:

Q: When should I enroll in the S.T.O.P. Program?
A: You must register and pay within ten (10) working days after receipt of the ticket to attend in-person classes with Traffic Safety Plus or the Nebraska Safety Council OR you must register and pay within ten (10) working days after receipt of the ticket, and complete the class within 30 (thirty) days of receipt of the ticket to take the online course provided by Southeast Community College.

Q: How do I enroll in the S.T.O.P. Program?
A: You may register by phone or online to attend the S.T.O.P. program in-person at the agencies currently contracted with York County:

OR

You may also register to take the S.T.O.P. Program online:


For more information, please contact Rhonda Taft at Southeast Community College, rtaft@southeast.edu (preferred) by phone at (402) 437-2710 or (800) 828-0072 Ext. 2710 to confirm your registration.

Q: What information do I need to provide to register for the S.T.O.P. Program?
A: You will need to offer the following:


Q: What are the enrollment hours for the S.T.O.P. Program?
A: Enrollment hours for the S.T.O.P. Program taken at Traffic Safety Plus or the Nebraska Safety Council are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Q: I received a ticket for No Proof of Insurance, what can I do?
A: If you have received a ticket for No Proof of Insurance but you can now produce proof of valid insurance in effect at the time of the traffic stop on that particular vehicle, you can provide that proof to our office for consideration.  *see below for contact information
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-3,167(2) (Cum Supp. 2012) states that "an owner who is unable to produce a current and effective automobile liability policy, evidence of insurance, or proof of financial responsibility upon the request of a law enforcement officer shall be allowed ten days after the date of the request to produce proof to the appropriate prosecutor or county attorney that a current and effective automobile liability policy or proof of financial responsibility was in existence for the motor vehicle or trailer at the time of such request. Upon presentation of such proof, the citation shall be dismissed by the prosecutor or county attorney without cost to the owner and no prosecution for the offense cited shall occur."

Q: I received a ticket for No Registration, what can I do?
A: If you have received a ticket for No Registration but can now produce proof that the motor vehicle was either registered at the time of the traffic stop or has since been registered in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Registration Act, you can provide that proof (within ten days of receipt of ticket) to our office for consideration. *see below for contact information

Q: I received a traffic ticket, can I pay it online?
A: You can visit http://www.nebraska.gov/courts/epayments/index.cgi to determine if you are eligible to pay any fine online.  The Waiver/Fine Schedule that has been adopted for various state statute traffic violations can be viewed at http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/sites/supremecourt.ne.gov/files/rules/forms/waiverfine.pdf

Q: How many points will be taken off of my license upon conviction of a traffic offense?
A: Information on the Nebraska "Point System" can be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicle's website, www.dmv.state.ne.us

Q: I received a ticket for Driving Under Suspension and my vehicle was impounded, what can I do?
A: The County Attorney will review reports received from law enforcement and authorize release of vehicles on a case-by-case basis.  You may contact the County Attorney's office 24 hours after receipt of your ticket or arrest. *see below for contact information

Q: How do I get in contact with the Traffic Prosecutor who has charged my case?
A: We know that your traffic case is important.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of traffic cases received by our office, Traffic Prosecutors are no able to speak directly with those charged with a traffic offense until after their initial appearance in Court.

If you have documentation that you would like the Traffic Prosecutor to consider (proof of insurance, registration, etc.), you may provide that information in either of the following ways:

Q: Can I access accident reports on the internet?
A: You may use the following website to access accident reports: http://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/highway-safety/index.htm