My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: CALIFORNIA
Hello 2 weeks ago I opened a letter with the following citation. The Van belongs to my Ex-Girlfriend. The Date of the violation the Car was in the shop (it was being painted) and they guy on the picture looks pretty similar to me. I never drove her car and now we are in non-speaking terms.
The ticket is 2 months past due and I just checked the LAcourts website and it appears as active. I am pretty certain she went to the police station and filed and affidavit on 08-30-10.
At this time I cant afford to have any points on my record nor I have the money to pay any fines. I am trying to decide how to deal with this situation. Here are my questions based on the possible options.
1.- If I Ignore it based on the fact that I was not served properly by a police officer, would it get me into more trouble?
2.- This ticket was issued 102 days after the violation and I dont even know when I received it since I trashed the mail. Does that matter?
3.- Should I contact the court and fight it? What could be my best strategy?
I appreciate your input. I am attaching a picture of the ticket and you can see the technical details of the camera.
Date the ticket was written ::::: 08-31-10
Agency which wrote the ticket (e.g., CHP, LAPD, Mono County Sheriff) ::::: Beverly Hills Police Department
Section(s) of the Vehicle Code you are charged with violating ::::: VC21453A
Location of the alleged violation ::::: Wilshire Blvd and whittier blvd (EB)
City or county in which the alleged violation occurred ::::: Beverly Hills CA
Date you promised to appear (original and extended if you have an extension) :::::No I did not promise to appear I received the ticket by mail. and I just opened last week. The arraignment date was for 10-18-2010