Missed My Traffic Court Date
March 13, 2009 12:59 AM Subscribe
Got a traffic ticket and missed my court date but the letter they sent me to appear in court had the wrong driver's license name and number. Right auto information though.
posted by onich to Law & Government (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi folks, long time reader, first time poster here.
Anyway, I received a traffic ticket last September. When the letter from the Los Angeles Superior Court arrived in the mail ordering me to appear in court, I made every attempt to just pay the bail amount online, in person at the clerk but for some reason I was required to appear in court. But given that the date scheduled for me were inconvenient (I planned to be out of the country) I had to file extensions a couple of times.
Now, the last date that I should appear in court was March 11 and I just totally forgot about that.
Upon review of my ticket tonight, I noticed that the driver's license number and name were incorrect.
Anyway, my questions are, how do I resolve this issue once and for all? Do I just show up in court? Do I want to fall in line at the clerk again? Is there a possibility that I'd get away with not just doing anything about it? The thing is, the vehicle information is accurate so I might get dinged somehow when I register my car at the DMV.
Thanks in advance.