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California AB 60 Passes, 2 Million Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for Drivers Licenses

Late last night the California State Legislature signed California AB 60 which will allow over 2 million undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California Drivers License….sort of.    There appears to be an ongoing debate right now about whether California AB 60 will allow a drivers “license” or just a driving “privilege”.    Either way,Continue Reading

DMV Court Codes for Los Angeles County Traffic Tickets

DMV Court Codes for LA County Traffic Tickets For some reason DMV court codes are one of the more closely guarded secrets in the California traffic court system.    Many DMV employees and traffic court clerks treat the handbook as some sort of holy grail that can not be shared with the public eye.  Continue Reading

Got an old California traffic ticket in collections? Don’t pay it!

If you have an old California traffic ticket in collections in the California Court system, you probably think it’s a money problem.   You want to pay off the ticket, but you just don’t have the cash.   GC Services, Alliance One, or any other 3rd party collection agency contracted by the courts tend to demand aboutContinue Reading

Red Light Camera Tickets in LA

The rules on Red Light Camera Tickets in LA are changing every day.   Do you have to pay them?  Can you ignore a red light camera ticket?  Are they legal? Illegal?  What if I got mine in Van Nuys Traffic Court?  How about the Beverly Hills Courthouse?  Is that part of the LA court system?Continue Reading

What is a 40509.5 hold? How do I clear a 40509.5 hold?

Is your license suspended? Want to get it back?  When you miss a court date on a California Traffic Ticket, the court has several options which include issuing a warrant, adding a new misdemeanor charge pursuant to  VC 40508(a), suspending your license under VC 40509.5, imposing additional fines and fees such a civil assessment underContinue Reading