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  1. #1
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    Default Traffic Violations and FTA

    My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California

    Long story short, I was pulled over in Los Angeles for making an illegal u-turn (infraction). Upon talking with the officer, he cited me for not having a California DL even though I've lived here for more than a month (misdemeanor) - I have a nevada license, as I only go to school here.

    So the court date was set to Oct 10th, and during that week, a family incident occurred and I had to go back home for the entire week, missing my arraignment date.

    Now I received, what I obviously expected, a bench warrant for my arrest - and the paper that I received in the mail says "To avoid arrest, pay the bail listed or reschedule a court hearing". I immediately called to reschedule for a new court date, which is now set in mid december and I have a confirmation number and all.

    My question is that since the notification of warrant that came in the mail says "to avoid arrest reschedule a court date", am I okay to be driving till my december arraignment? I have the confirmation for the rescheduling and what not, so I'm just a little worried as to what I should do next.

    Thanks-

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    Default Re: Traffic Violations and Fta

    am I okay to be driving till my december arraignment?
    there are no guarantees. In a perfect world, the warrant would be stayed or dismissed. Since we don't live in a perfect world, it's always a gamble whether the proper actions have been taken.

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    Default Re: Traffic Violations and Fta

    No, you're not OK to drive. Any driving privileges in CA have been suspended, and in fact, should be getting notification soon. You need to go to the courthouse and purchase a temporary abstract.

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    Default Re: Traffic Violations and Fta

    Two conflicting answers?

    @CourtClerk, would I be arrested upon arrival at the courthouse, and how much would a temporary abstract cost?

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    Default Re: Traffic Violations and Fta

    No, you won't.
    $10

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    Default Re: Traffic Violations and Fta

    listen to CC on this. I failed to consider the administrative suspension from the DMV. I spoke to the warrant only.

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