You may mitigate your ticket by mail by filing out and sending in the mitigation form prior to your hearing or with your initial response to the ticket. However, you must appear in person if you would like to contest your ticket.
You must respond to the court about whether you would like to mitigate, contest or pay your ticket within 15 days of the date that the ticket was issued. An infraction is not a crime, but failure to respond can result in your fines going to collections and the suspension of your driver's license.
Mitigation by Mail Form (PDF)