How To Navigate Los Angeles Traffic Tickets

July 8, 2024

Maybe you were going too fast or just had a quick lapse in judgment and were allegedly caught breaking a traffic law. Just because you’ve gotten a ticket doesn’t mean that you’re automatically faced with fines and potential damage to your driving record. There’s always options especially in the Los Angeles area where The Ticket Clinic has experienced traffic ticket attorneys ready to help you. 

The first thing you should do after receiving a California traffic citation is always consult with a traffic lawyer. However, before you pick up the phone, here’s some quick background information.

The Main Types Of California Traffic Violations

Mandatory Appearance

If you’ve received a citation that requires you to appear in court, it’s imperative to attend your scheduled date. Make sure you bring any necessary proof with you. Missing your court appearance can lead to serious consequences, such as a warrant for your arrest and a suspension of your driver’s license. These charges won’t just go away, you need to face them with the best legal team on your side to minimize the impact. These citations often involve serious charges like DUI, Fleeing and Eluding, or leaving the scene of an accident and could often include jail time if you’re found guilty. 

Misdemeanor Violations

Misdemeanor offenses come with serious consequences and consequences range depending on the statute. You could face up to six months in the county jail, a fine up to $1000 (plus assessments and fees), or even both.

Some of these misdemeanor violations and their punishment include:

  • Fleeing from law enforcement 
  • Engaging in speed contest on highway
  • Handicapped parking fraud
  • Driving after license was suspended or revoked due to DUI
  • Manufacture or sale of fraudulent drivers’ licenses 

To name a few. 

Infraction Violations

An infraction occurs when you violate or fail to comply with specific provisions of the Vehicle Code, local ordinances, or other laws and statutes. It’s important to note that an infraction most likely won’t land you in jail; typically, the maximum penalty is a $250 fine, plus any additional assessments and fees. This includes common traffic violation charges like speeding or other moving violations. These are the types of charges that commonly end up in traffic court. 

Proof Of Correction (POC)

Proof of Correction is a “Fix It” citation and the least serious on the scale. Many times these are issued for things like broken equipment such as turn signals, headlights, tail lights etc. However, sometimes they are issued for things such as tint being too dark or exhaust being too loud.  In these cases, you will be required to submit documentation or proof that the repair was made and sometimes pay administrative fees. 

Your Case Will Be Assigned To One Of 16 Los Angeles Area Traffic Courts

Depending on where your case is assigned, you may have to travel a long distance in traffic just to make your appearance. Luckily in most cases, a traffic ticket lawyer can appear on your behalf saving you time and aggravation. Generally, these courts are packed with other cases and you could be spending all day waiting for your turn. If you thought the DMV was bad, wait till you experience the joys of traffic court. Click here to see how much a traffic lawyer will cost.

Unless you hire a traffic lawyer to appear for you, it’s possible you will have to report to one of the following LA traffic courts:

Beverly Hills Traffic Court

Beverly Hills Courthouse – 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 281-2400

Chatsworth Traffic Court

Chatsworth Courthouse – 9425 Penfield Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Phone: (818) 407-2200

Compton Traffic Court

Compton Courthouse – 200 West Compton Blvd. Compton, CA 90220

Phone: (310) 761-4300

Downey Traffic Court

Downey Courthouse – 7500 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242

Phone: (562) 658-0500

El Monte Traffic Court

El Monte Courthouse – 11234 East Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA 91731

Phone: (626) 401-2200

Glendale Traffic Court

Glendale Courthouse – 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206

Phone: (818) 265-6400

Long Beach Traffic Court

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse – 275 Magnolia, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (213) 351-7500

Inglewood Traffic Court

Inglewood Courthouse – One Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301

Phone: (310) 419-1300

Los Angeles Traffic Court

Metropolitan Courthouse – 1945 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Phone: (213) 742-1884

Lancaster Traffic Court

Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse – 42011 4th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Phone: (661) 483-5536

Pasadena Traffic Court

Pasadena Courthouse – 300 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 396-3300

Santa Clarita Traffic Court

Santa Clarita Courthouse – 23747 West Valencia Blvd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 253-5600

Santa Monica Traffic Court

Santa Monica Courthouse – 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 255-1840

Torrance Traffic Court

Torrance Courthouse – 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: (310) 787-3700

Van Nuys Traffic Court

Van Nuys Courthouse West – 14400 Erwin Street Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Phone: (818) 901-4600

West Covina Traffic Court

West Covina Courthouse – 1427 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA 91790

Phone: (626) 430-2600

Why It Pays To Hire A California Traffic Lawyer From The Ticket Clinic

Numbers – We are the largest traffic ticket law firm in the country with 40 offices operating with in Florida, California and Georgia. Over 35+ years our firm has resolved over 5,000,000 cases across the nation.

An Actual Law Firm – Over the years, many inmatators have popped up trying to fool consumers they provide the same service as us. Unfortunately, many of them are just tech companies that will sell your lead to a local attorney. They are only “middle men” making a buck on your misfortune.

Traffic Tickets Is What We Do – Handling tickets isn’t a side business for us like some other firms. We do this full time. Or lawyers are in these local traffic courts on a weekly basis on behalf of our clients. 

Your Time Is Valuable– Our attorney fees are extremely reasonable when considering you might have to miss a day of work to go to traffic court. Your case could be assigned across town and of course all the transportation is all on your dime. Imagine the awful irony of having to sit in traffic for traffic court?

Track Record – We have 1000s of positive reviews on Google across our locations in 3 states. Just ask anyone who drives for a living who they trust when their driving record is at stake!

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