Do you have an unpaid traffic ticket in California? If so, you may qualify for a new traffic ticket amnesty program enacted on June 24, 2015. The amnesty program begins on October 1, 2015 and runs through March 31, 2017. If you received a traffic ticket with a fine due on or before January 1, 2013 and you have not paid the fine, you may be eligible to have your fine reduced by up to 80% depending on your current income level. If your driver’s license was suspended, you may also qualify to have your driver’s license reinstated. There are exceptions; therefore, you should check with the Superior Court in your jurisdiction to see if you qualify for the program.
If your California traffic ticket does not qualify for the amnesty program, contact Ticket Snipers for more information about our traffic ticket dismissal service. Our agents are available 24/7 to discuss the best way to fight your California traffic ticket. With a money back guarantee on our services, it is in your best interest to fight the traffic ticket rather than pleading guilty and paying a fine.
How Does the California Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Work?
Most infractions qualify for the amnesty program if the person does not have an outstanding felony or misdemeanor warrant and does not owe victim restitution. Tickets issued for parking violations, reckless driving, and driving under the influence are not eligible for the amnesty program. Counties and superior courts can expand the program to include some misdemeanor traffic offenses; therefore, check with your local Superior Court to inquire if your traffic ticket is included in the amnesty program.
If your ticket qualifies for the program, you will not be required to pay any civil assessments related to your traffic ticket. The fine you will owe is based on your income level. If you receive public assistance or your total income is less than 125% of the federal poverty level ($14,712 for individuals and $30,312 for a family of four), your fine will be reduced by 80%. All other eligible fines will be reduced by 50%.
Some Superior Courts, counties, or third party collection companies may offer payment plans. These parties are also permitted to collect a fee of $50 and the California Department of Motor Vehicles will charge the normal $55 fee for reinstating a driver’s license. Therefore, the cost of the ticket will be substantial for some individuals; however, it will still be much lower if the ticket qualifies for the amnesty program.
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Contact Ticket Snipers as soon as possible after receiving a California traffic ticket. We can keep you out of traffic school and traffic court by having your ticket dismissed. It is expensive to plead guilty to a traffic ticket. Depending on the offense, you could be facing high fines, probation, jail time, revocation of your driving privileges, impoundment of your vehicle, and higher insurance rates. Contact our office now to find out how you can get rid of your California traffic ticket.