What kind of evidence can be presented to the court?
Any evidence may be offered, including witness testimony, prior witness statements or sworn testimony, diagrams, exhibits, photographs, or any other type of evidence. The only requirements are that it must be “relevant and material and have some probative value to a fact at issue”.

Please note the court must retain all of the evidence which is offered. If the evidence will be displayed electronically, you must bring the appropriate equipment to display it. In addition, the evidence must be in a format the court can retain at the end of the hearing.

To determine whether these requirements are fulfilled, a defendant must ask himself what the “facts at issue” will be in the hearing and then decide whether a given piece of evidence is relevant and proves something about those facts.

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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?