Re: Can I Get My Fine Reduced and if So How
Excellent Thread! I'm in Claremont, CA, and just got 21453(a) yesterday. A few years ago, i think 2005, i paid somewhat less for a potentially expensive ticket (HOV ((high occupancy vehicle?)) lane/carpool lane violation and crossing the yellow lines to get into it! ) by spending a day to go in front of the Traffic Judge. I really didn't say too much, but did express financial hardship, this was the Rancho Cucamonga Court, and the amount was reduced to an extent.
I've been looking at the Pomona Courthouse North's webpage. It looks like there's
Traffic -Arraignments Mon - Fri 8:30 am DEPT 1
Traffic -Trials Mon - Fri 1:30 pm DEPT 1
Traffic Night Court -Arraignments 1st Mon 5:00 pm DEPT 1
JJevans, thanks for posting. Yeah the only things that are gonna come outta my mouth are "guilty/no contest" or "traffic school" and "thank you your Honor " and "i'm a sub teacher and haven't had any assignments all summer so this is an extreme financial hardship ". So i wander how i get that started, scheduling an arraignment date ? i have to wait 'till the officer turns in her 'ticket book' i suppose. then once it's in the system i figure i can show up at the court any day (get there before 8am or whatev ) and get put on the list. I wander if i can schedule days-ahead? today might go to the court and talk with the Traffic Clerk.
It's gonna cost $64 (non-refundable ) for traffic school, and then the Traffic School wants $40.
Knowing the Law Not getting screwed