My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
Hello everybody and thank you for your attention.
I have a speeding ticket in the LA county. The thing is I'm leaving the country for good in 3 weeks, I am a french citizen and I don't plan on coming back here anytime soon, even though I might have to for professional reasons but this is unpredictable and somewhat unlikely.
I was in court this morning for my arraignment, and since they couldn't have a trial set for me before I leave the country, I pleaded guilty and got the fee reduced from 670 to 490.
My question is : since I appeared in court, I won't be charged for a failure to appear, right? But then what happens if I don't pay my tickets ?
They will put a hold on my license but it expires in three weeks at the same time my visa does.
My tickets will go to collection but I don't have a credit report, nor an address here, nor anything ?
So can I get in trouble if I try one day to come back in California, or in another State?
Can I get arrested, or I will just have to pay the tickets (much more than 490 I guess, but how much ?)
Or is there a chance that this get dismissed after a certain time ?
Thank you very much