Effective: October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017
The Traffic Ticket/Infraction Amnesty Program (amnesty program) is designed to provide tens of thousands of people who received qualifying tickets in California with relief from the escalating costs of fines, fees, penalties, and assessments that have come from those tickets (traffic and non-traffic) remaining unpaid. Posted below are interim reports on the successes of the program to date in terms of reduced fine amounts, released holds on suspended driver’s licenses, and revenue generated. While specifically targeting the payment of delinquent fines associated with infractions, some jurisdictions have expanded the program to provide relief from the high costs of delinquent fines from misdemeanor convictions, as well, and that data is included in these reports.
Court and county collections programs will provide regularly scheduled updates to the Judicial Council. A final report on the outcomes of the amnesty program will be submitted by the Judicial Council to the Legislature on or before August 31, 2017. All reports will be made available here, by clicking the links, below.