My question involves traffic court in the State of: California
First of all, thank you to everybody who posts on here. The advice gained has been invaluable in defending myself.
Simple background is that I was ticketed for 80 in a 65 in September of last year. Extended my 11/19 appearance to a 1/19 date, paid my fine online and requested tbwd on 1/13. Filed a discovery request with the LA County DA (which was denied of course). Upon this, I requested in writing an extension on my TBWD due date. Sent via certified mail, return receipt requested within appropriate timeframe (more than 10 court days in advance), the court never ruled on it.
Thus - I assumed my request was denied, and submitted my declaration to the court. Due date was the 16th, I sent it on the 8th. Return receipt was stamped on the 10th.
I looked at my status on the court's website and it shows that my case is in court trial with a new date of 3/26. I called the court to inquire and they stated that they never received my TBWD. As I have the return receipt, I know that they did indeed receive it.
Is my best bet, if this is the case, to wait the 90 days and then request a dismissal based on no action (as they apparently lost it and wouldn't respond)? My only concern with this is the possibility of my point being assessed on my DMV record and the process of getting that removed. DMV is always a nightmare.
Thanks for any advice!