If the court should rule in favor of the State by finding the defendant “Responsible”, does the defendant have any right to appeal?
Should a hearing be decided in favor of the State, the defendant has a right to appeal the judgment of the court to a Superior Court judge. This right to appeal consists only of a right to review the record to determine if any error of law took place in the proceedings. The right to appeal does not give the defendant the right to another hearing, a right to reargue the facts of the case, or the right to delay payment of any fine or sanction imposed.

The appellate right is merely a right of review of the previous proceedings to determine whether there has been any misinterpretation or misapplication of the law of the case.

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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?