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    Default Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express Mail

    My question involves traffic court in the State of: Kern County, California

    I had my trial by declaration delivered by USPS EXPRESS mail which guaranteed on time delivery, but my mail arrived 3 days after the court due date. It was the post office's fault that it was late not mine, because it would have been received on time with the 2 day guaranteed delivery. Is there I way I can still have the court accept my trial by declaration and not forfeit my case?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express

    That's dependent solely on the clerk. Solely. When they were my responsibility, I'd remember if there was something wonky about mail delivery and let the late ones slide. Otherwise, I'd go ahead and close the case based on late filing.
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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express

    Don't forget to go to the post office and get a refund PME is 'guaranteed.'

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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express

    Thank you CourtClerk, that was very comforting to hear. And don't worry flyingron, went straight to the Post Office yesterday and got my money back. Not relying on USPS next time for something important like this, think I'll go with Fedex.

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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express Mail

    Quote Quoting i8ricenoodles
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    I had my trial by declaration delivered by USPS EXPRESS mail which guaranteed on time delivery... it would have been received on time with the 2 day guaranteed delivery.
    It would be odd for Express mail to not have an overnight guarantee. Are you sure you used Express mail, not Priority mail?

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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express Mail

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    It would be odd for Express mail to not have an overnight guarantee. Are you sure you used Express mail, not Priority mail?
    The post office has done away with priority mail as we used to know it. They now come with guarantees and insurance.

    Just not always better service

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    Default Re: Trial by Declaration Delivered Late by USPS Express Mail

    Old Priority Mail is still there and largely unchanged except what used to just be delivery confirmation is now officially "tracking."

    Express Mail has been replaced by Priority Mail Express however. However the service terms are pretty much the same, it's just that the USPS now doesn't wholesale give it away to a private carrier (DHL).

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