My question involves traffic court in the State of: CA
I send in my TBD letter weeks ahead of the due date via USPS certified mail. USPS shows the letter was delivered the next day. I have certified mail receipt and USPS delivery confirmation printout.
However, I just received letter from the court indicate that the bail was forfeited claiming that I did not send in the TDB paperwork before the due day. Clearly it is a total mistake by the court. The letter also indicated that the case was closed and DMV was notified. Along with the letter, there is a form to file a motion to vacate the forfeiture.
What should I do? Will calling the court sufficient to sort this out? Whose responsibility is this? Thanks.
My prior experience showed that the court was extremely slow in processing incoming mails. In fact, when I mailed the original Not Guilty plea with my bail check via USPS certified mail, the check was not cashed for several weeks. I had to call the court at that time to ask them to check their mail to cash the check. They actually file an extension for me at that time for submitting the plea just to accommodate the slow mail processing.