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February 02, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the citation appear on my traffic record?

If you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court is required to inform the Oregon DMV, and the DMV will put the conviction on your driving record. If you live outside of Oregon, the Oregon DMV will send the information to your home state. If you qualify for and attend traffic school, the citation will be dismissed and not appear on your driving record. To qualify for traffic school, you must have no other moving violations or traffic crimes within the past two years, the citation must not have resulted in a collision, and you must not have previously participated in a traffic school program. To attend traffic school, you must first plead guilty, and guilty plea will be deferred for 90 days to allow you time to complete the traffic school. If you fail to complete the traffic school, the guilty plea will be entered by the court and the conviction will appear on your driving record. The typical price of the class is $50.00, which is in addition to the court diversion fee.