Appearance on Traffic Warrant

What happens if I don’t show up to my court date after I am cited for a traffic infraction or misdemeanor?

Appearance on traffic warrantFailing to pay the ticket or go to court by the due date can result in the court issuing a bench warrant for your arrest.  Additionally, the court may impose a “Failure to Appear” charge pursuant to California Vehicle Code 40905. This is an additional misdemeanor offense on top of the underlying ticket violation. The court will general add a $300 civil assessment to the base fine of the ticket when there is a failure to appear. The court may continue adding additional civil assessment and will eventually order a driver’s license hold at the DMV and suspend the person’s driver’s license.

We can clear the Traffic Warrant and all license holds immediately.

You don’t have time to wait to get arrested. Waiting could result in additional fines, penalties, the loss of your driver’s license, and jail. We can appear in court (usually next business day) and clear the Traffic Warrant.

We can get the civil assessment dropped or reduced.

We argue at failure to appear/civil assessment hearings almost daily. If you have a good excuse for missing your court date (or sometimes even without an excuse) we can argue that the civil assessment be deleted or reduced. Don’t hesitate, call the best traffic ticket law firm in California.

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If you are charged with a Traffic Misdemeanor or DUI, hire California’s best traffic law firm. We can help you get a great result on your case. To learn more about our procedures and how we can represent you, call the California Ticket King, PC at 877-985-0002 or email our attorneys at info@caticketking.com.

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Our California Traffic Attorneys

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

San Diego Traffic Attorney

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Rowland Dinkins, Esq.

Rowland Dinkins, Esq.

Riverside & San Bernardino Traffic Attorney

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Clay Renick, Esq.

Clay Renick, Esq.

Orange County Traffic Attorney

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Manny "Lee Buck" Rios, Esq.

Manny "Lee Buck" Rios, Esq.

Imperial, Inyo, Kern & Mono Traffic Attorney

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Sherrett Walker, Esq.

Sherrett Walker, Esq.

Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo & Santa Clara Traffic Attorney

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Attorney Advantage

Hiring an attorney to defend your traffic ticket may mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal. With high fines, DMV points and your license at stake, you need an experienced traffic law firm to handle it. Our traffic attorneys are the best in the business because:

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Knowledgeable

We know the law and procedure that govern traffic law and traffic courts. We use the knowledge we've gained to get an advantage in court. Knowing the right legal maneuvers may mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal.

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We go to court for you

Under Penal Code 977 we can make all your court appearances without you having to be present. In most cases, you will never have to go to court. We appear on your behalf and represent you to the fullest extent of the law.

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Cost effective

Hiring an attorney doesn't have to be expensive. Our fees are reasonable because we have designed our business to be efficient. Many clients actually save money because they have hired our law firm.

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    4/02/2014

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