Bentonville District Court
Online Case Review

Bentonville, AR

Frequently Asked Questions

What is online case review?

It's a way to have a judge, prosecutor and court staff review your case without you having to come to court for a hearing.

What are the benefits of online case review?

Online review can be done from the convenience of your home or office and at times convenient for you. Online review can be a more efficient use of your time and result in a quicker resolution of your citation.

How is it different online than in court?

It's not. There's real court staff and law enforcement officer on the other side, making decisions about your case based on the same criteria they would if you went to court in person. It just takes place through this website.

How does it work?

You submit a request online. If you are eligible, the prosecutor reviews your request and makes a recommendation to the court, who then makes the final decision. You get a text or email with the result.

Is there a charge for online case review?

No.

Why does the court allow online traffic case review?

Everyone makes mistakes. If you have a good driving record, the judge and prosecutor may be willing to put your charge under advisement.

Why should I care about points on my license?

Having points on your license can raise your insurance rates, subject you to driver responsibility fees, or result in a suspension of your license to drive.

What happens if my request is rejected?

You have 10 days to admit responsibility and pay the ticket, deny responsibility and request a hearing, or admit responsibility with a written explanation. More information is on the back of your ticket.

How do I know if I'm eligible?

It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court and law enforcement personnel. Just enter your ticket information and do a search to find the eligibility criteria. If you are, submit a request. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court and law enforcement personnel.

What does it mean if I am ineligible?

It could mean your ticket is too old, or that you have too many past offenses or open tickets. Try a search. If you are ineligible, we'll tell you why or that your charge is a "must appear" charge.

If my request is approved, will I still have to pay a fine?

Yes. You are still responsible for paying a fine.

How will I know when a decision has been made?

We will send an email or text as well as update the message on your status page when you come back to the website. The full payment due and other payment details will also be communicated to you.