Contact: Leanne Kozak, 916-263-2838
Oct 13, 2011
State to Discount Old Unpaid Traffic Tickets
SAN FRANCISCO—California Superior Courts in all 58 counties are offering a 50 percent off discount on some old unpaid traffic tickets. It’s a limited-time "Amnesty Program" for certain outstanding court debt. More than 6 million cases statewide could qualify.
"This is a win-win," according to Ronald G. Overholt, Interim Administrative Director of the Courts. "People have an opportunity to clear their traffic tickets at a reduced cost, and the courts and the counties will get an injection of much-needed funds to help maintain critical services for the public."
The program begins January 1, 2012, and ends June 30, 2012.
Only traffic tickets that were due to be paid before January 1, 2009, are eligible. Parking tickets, driving under the influence (DUI), and reckless driving cases are NOT eligible.
To qualify for the 50 percent discount, all of the following conditions must be met:
Other eligibility requirements may vary from county to county.
After January 1, 2012, contact the superior court in which the violation occurred for further details. Court locations are listed at www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.
Additional information about the Amnesty Program, authorized by Assembly Bill 1358, is available on the California Courts Amnesty Program partner website: www.courts.ca.gov/partners/941.htm