California Traffic Ticket Extensions
Getting pulled over in California for a traffic ticket is a really good way to make a good day go bad or a bad day turn worse. Seeing the flashing red lights behind you instructing you to pull over is one of the worst things a driver can see. Not only are you going to have to try to defend yourself, usually to no avail, but also you are going to have to deal with the hefty fines that will be imposed on you for your traffic violation. These fines can range anywhere from $15.00 for the new law requiring drivers to use hands free cell phone devices to speeding tickets that can range anywhere upwards of $300.00. On top of all these fines, the heaviest fine you will be paying is with your insurance agency.
If the court issues a point on your permanent driving record, the department of motor vehicles will get hold of it and your insurance rates will rise accordingly. For some people the fines are not as taxing to their wallets as other drivers, but one thing that every driver will have to face is the time spent trying to fight the ticket or showing up to court. If you have been sent a courtesy notice requiring you to show up on a certain date to represent yourself during the trial and you have prior obligations to fill, there are a few options you have in terms of getting a continuance or extension on the date.
- Most courts today offer defendants access to online portals that will give you the option of extending the case one time usually for 45 days.
- Another method is to actually go to the courts ahead of your court date and ask the court for an extension.
- Also calling the court and requesting an extension is also another method.
Most California courts will usually allow one extension due to personal commitments or extenuating circumstances. You will want to have a legitimate reason for extending the court case because they need to inform the law enforcement officer of the date change in the case they want to come in to explain why they issued you a traffic citation.
If you just do not have time to fight this traffic ticket but cannot afford to pay the fine because it will put a point on your record and the penalties will be much more than just the fine, then contact Ticket busters (ticketbust.com) today. We will help you get your ticket dismissed and prevent that costly point from being added to your record. We even offer a conditional service fee refund so try us out today.
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