My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I just received a "Civil Assessment Notice" from LA Superior Court/Pasadena Courthouse. It is for a ticket from April 2012, so I am receiving this notice over three years later. It says:
"As a result of your failure to appear on XXXXXX a civil assessment of $300.00 was added to your bail, pursuant to Penal Code Section 1214.1.
"However, if you pail in full within 10 calendar days of the above date of this letter (05/04/15), you may deduct $300.00 from the bail amount and you do not need to appear in Court. If you choose to appear in Court, you must schedule the appearance within 10 calendar days of the date of this letter to have the assessment waived.
"Second or subsequent notices are not eligible for a full reduction. If bail is not received, the Court will refer this to a collection agency.
"To avoid collection activity direct your payment to..."
At the initial receipt of the original ticket in 2012, I had researched and saw that LA County did not send the information to the DMV. Many websites, including highwayrobbery.net advocated ignoring the ticket, which I did. I have never contacted the court, nor have I even checked the status of the ticket online.
Not sure how to proceed at this point. Do I continue to ignore it?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I tried to post an image of the Civil Assessment Notice, but it did not work. Here is a link to the image.