My question involves traffic court in the State of: California.
So I ran a red light on a bicycle. Ticketed. $466.
Opted by TBWD, sent in the check and all that.
TBWD paperwork never showed up, and the check got cashed, and I just got a yellow FAILURE TO APPEAR notice telling me that I owe another $1100 or something. Is this normal, or has there been some kind of screwup? I was under the impression that if time ran out and they got nothing more from me, they'd just cash the NOT GUILTY check and call it a day.
Case Status: Case Closed
Disposition: Bail forfeiture on 02/16/2011
Last Action: Hold deleted by wrnt transaction
New Appearance Date: 02/15/2011 in 063
What should my next step be? They want another $1133 within the week. In addition to the bail check they already cashed?
Also, the notice is a little confusing, mathwise:
So, uh, do I pay the above number in full, or $300 less than the above in full? If I pay it in full, how are they deducting $300 from it? They already cashed my first bail check.A CIVIL ASSESMENT FINE OF $300 WAS ADDED TO THE BAIL. HOWEVER, IF YOU PAY THE BAIL LISTED ABOVE IN FULL...YOU MAY DEDUCT $300 FROM THE BAIL AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR IN COURT.