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Judicial Council Adopts New Rule on Contesting Traffic Infractions 

Judicial Council sealAt an urgent open meeting via teleconference Jun 8, the council unanimously adopted a new rule directing courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless certain exceptions apply. The rule takes effect immediately. Courts have until Sept. 15 to ensure that their forms, written instructions, and websites comply with the new rule.   MORE>>

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