How will the judicial hearing officer decide the issues and outcome of the case?
A civil traffic case is decided by law commonly referred to as “preponderance of the evidence”. If the state, as the plaintiff, shows that the preponderance of the evidence (in other words, the greater weight of the evidence) demonstrates it is more likely than not that a violation was committed, the state wins. If the evidence does not demonstrate this, the defendant wins.

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1. What is a Civil Traffic Hearing?
2. What are the issues involved in a civil traffic hearing?
3. What issues will not be considered in a civil traffic hearing?
4. Who decides the issues and outcome of a civil traffic hearing?
5. How will the judicial hearing officer decide the issues and outcome of the case?
6. What kind of evidence can be presented to the court?
7. If a defendant is found “Responsible” for the violations alleged in the complaint, and a fine is imposed for this, when must the fine be paid?
8. If the court should rule in favor of the State by finding the defendant “Responsible”, does the defendant have any right to appeal?