CALIFORNIA'S TRAFFIC TICKET AMNESTY PROGRAM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2015
California Vehicle Code § 42008.8 is a new traffic ticket amnesty program that went into effect on August 18, 2015. The program will reinstate driver’s licenses that have been suspended for failure to pay traffic fines and/or failure to appear in court. Reinstatement of the driver’s license will occur once the license holder enters into a payment plan for the outstanding fines. All individuals who apply for the amnesty program are eligible to have their outstanding fines reduced by 50%. If the license holder is low-income, the program will reduce up to 80% of the license holder’s outstanding fines.
Under the amnesty program, civil assessments for failures to pay fines and failures to appear in court issued under Cal. Penal Code section 1214.1 are waived. Any individual who is eligible to have a driver’s license, including undocumented individuals who are eligible under AB 60, is able to participate in the traffic ticket amnesty program if they meet the eligibility requirements of California Vehicle Code § 42008.8.
If you are interested in applying for the license reinstatement and fine reduction, applications will be accepted beginning on October 1, 2015. Learn more about the program by reading the California Courts FAQ: http://www.courts.ca.gov/trafficamnesty.htm
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