|     printer icon  Printer-friendly version of this page

2014 California Rules of Court

Standard 4.41. Courtesy notice-traffic procedures

(a) Mailed courtesy notice

Each court should promptly mail a "courtesy notice" to the address shown on the Notice to Appear. The date of mailing should allow for the plea-by-mail option in infraction cases.

(Subd (a) amended and lettered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as part of unlettered subdivision effective January 1, 1987.)

(b) Minimum information in courtesy notice

In addition to information obtained from the Notice to Appear, the courtesy notice should contain at least the following information:

(1)An appearance date, time, and location;

(2)Whether a court appearance is mandatory or optional;

(3)The total bail amount if forfeitable;

(4)The procedure required for remitting bail;

(5)The plea-by-mail option in infraction cases and the number of appearances required where trial is requested;

(6)The consequences of failure to appear; and

(7)A telephone number to call for additional information.

(Subd (b) amended and lettered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as part of unlettered subdivision effective January 1, 1987.)

(c) Additional information in courtesy notice

Courts should provide additional information in the courtesy notice, as appropriate, including the following:

(1)Informal trial, trial by declaration, traffic violators' school, and telephone scheduling options; and

(2)Correction requirements and procedures.

(Subd (c) amended and lettered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as part of unlettered subdivision effective January 1, 1987.)

Standard 4.41 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as sec. 10.6 effective January 1, 1987.

[ Back to Top ]