You may contest your citation by mail, by coming in person to the court, or by having a lawyer contact the court, all within 14 days of your receipt of the ticket. To contest the ticket by mail, deny responsibility in the space provided on the ticket, and make sure that it is received by the court within 14 days of issuance. You are entitled to an informal hearing in front of the magistrate or a formal hearing in front of the judge. If you do not specifically request a formal hearing, the court will automatically set an informal hearing for you and the issuing officer in front of a magistrate. You will be sent a notice in the mail to appear approximately 10 to 14 days before your hearing date.