Electronic Court Hearings (E-Hearing)

Special Notice: During the COVID-19 Emergency Administrative Order 2020-02 special rules apply to the online Electronic Hearing Process for civil infractions and parking tickets.

1. You do not need to have a court date set to use this process.
2. If you do not have a court date, submitting your hearing request electronically satisfies the requirement to respond within 15 days of the violation. If more than 15 days have passed, contact the court at (509) 498-9231. 
3. If you already have a court date, your statement must be received two days prior to your scheduled hearing date. 
4. There shall be no appeal from a decision on written statement IRLJ 3.5 (a)(4). If you want to preserve the right to appeal a decision on Contested Hearing you will need to schedule a hearing for a date and time you can appear in person. 
5. Documentation or evidence must be emailed to the court the same day the Online Hearing is submitted. Send documentation (ie: proof of payment, proof of insurance) by Email to: courtclerk@cityofcheney.org (please include your name, case number, and phone number in the body of the Email.


Ineligible Hearings - Temporarily Suspended!

All civil infractions and parking violations may be heard by Electronic Hearing during Emergency Administrative Order 2020-02 period effective March 17, 2020 - May 21, 2020. 
Please Note:

Mitigation Hearing


Mitigation means you admit to committing the violation(s) but would like a reduction in the fine amount. During this process you may comment on your side of the story. You understand that "traffic" tickets will go on your driving record. Non-traffic infractions and parking tickets do not go on your driving record. There is no appeal allowed on Decision on Written Statement.


Contested Hearing


Contested means you believe you did not commit the infraction and would like to dispute the charge(s). The judge will review the officer's sworn statement along with any attached report(s) and your sworn statement and any paper documentation emailed in advance to the courtclerk@cityofcheney.org . The judge's decision will be based on the preponderance of the evidence.The judges decision is final. There is no appeal allowed on Decision of Written Statement.