Traffic Ticket Attorney, Los Angeles CA

The Law Office of Pardoe & Associates

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traffic tickets check Our goal is to fight your Los Angeles traffic ticket to avoid points from going on your drivers license record.

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  • You do not have to go and miss work and spend long hours in line or in court.

How a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can help you

An experienced Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can help with your traffic ticket, license & GC Services problems. 

Consequences of a traffic ticket
A traffic ticket can turn into a big headache. Here is what can happen to you if you don't take care of your traffic ticket by the due date :-

Failure To Appear (FTA)

First of all you will be charged with a new violation Failure to Appear (FTA- 40509.5 Holds) along with the other violations the police officer wrote on your traffic ticket. A Failure to Appear (FTA-40509.5 Holds) allows the government to do three unpleasant things to you:

  1. The fine for your ticket will go way up. You probably will be facing anywhere from a $700 to a $1,800 fine depending on what the officer gave you the ticket for. If the officer gave you a ticket for not having proof of insurance (VC 16028(a)) you will probably face a fine of at least $1,500.

  2. The DMV will then suspend your license because you failed to appear (FTA-40509.5 Holds).
    Sometimes the DMV will suspend your license without you knowing about it. You usually find out your license is suspended the hard way, either :
    • When you get pulled over by a police officer and he tells you your license is suspended and then he impounds your car for 30 days because your license is suspended (VC 14601.1- driving on a suspended license)
    • Your insurance company won't renew your insurance because you have a failure to appear (FTA-40509.5 Holds) on your DMV record
    • You go to the DMV to renew your license and the DMV informs you that your license is suspended because of a Failure to Appear (FTA- 40509.5 Holds)
    • You apply for a job and in the background check you find out you have a Failure to Appear (FTA- 40509.5 Holds) on your record and your license is suspended
    • Or you get a letter from the DMV saying they are going to suspend your license very soon.
  3. The third thing the government will do to you for not taking care of your traffic ticket is to transfer control of your ticket to GC Services Limited Partnership, a debt collection agency. GC Services will then send you letters demanding a huge fine for your traffic ticket. Representatives from GC Services might also start calling you and they usually are very demanding and unpleasant to deal with.

So if you did not take care of your traffic ticket and your ticket turns into a Failure to Appear (FTA- 40509.5 Holds), you will be facing a heavier fine, your license will be suspended by the DMV and your ticket will now be controlled by GC Services who will be sending you letters demanding you pay them a lot of money.

GC Services and the Court System

Trying to deal with GC Services and the Court System can be very frustrating. Oftentimes you mailed proof of correction or payment for your ticket to the court and you still find yourself in the above situation. You have tried calling the courthouse but all you get is a recording and you cannot speak to a traffic clerk or anyone else. You have called GC Services but they are not helpful and just want a lot of money. You don't have the time to miss a day of work to go down to court to deal with this problem or you went to the traffic court but the lines were really long and you don't have the time to wait in line for hours. You had proof of insurance when you got the traffic ticket but you did not have the proof of insurance in the car to show the police officer. Your traffic ticket is for a moving violation such as speeding or a stop sign violation and you don't want a point to go on your DMV driver record which will increase your insurance rates.

If you find yourself in the above situation facing a huge fine and your ticket is with GC Services and your license is suspended you might want to call us at (310) 285-1516 to speak to a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney who can help make this traffic ticket headache go away.

Get your license back

Do you need help with a suspended license? Is your license suspended because of a traffic ticket that you never went to court for? If so, we can definitely help you. A Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can often clear up your license suspension in one to two days. We have helped many people who have suspended licenses because of a Failure to Appear (FTA- 40509.5 Holds) to get their license back in 24 hours. If you want a Los Angeles Traffic Attorney to help you get your license back as soon as possible call us at (310) 285-1516. (Note - we cannot help you if you have already gone in front of a Judge and plead Guilty or No Contest on your traffic ticket and you failed to pay your fine or do community service by the due date and, because you failed to pay, your license is now suspended).

We go to court for you

A Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can go to court for you so you do not have to go. Going to court to take care of a traffic ticket may cause you to miss a few days of work and you might have to wait in long lines for hours. It can be very frustrating and time-consuming. A Los Angeles Traffic Ticket lawyer can go to court for you so you never have to go and you won't have to miss work or wait in long lines.

Los Angeles Traffic Attorney fights the charges and fines

A Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can also fight the charges and fines you are facing. Did GC Services send you a letter demanding over a $1,000 in fines for your traffic ticket? If you have never seen a Judge on your traffic ticket, call us immediately at (310) 285-1516. Don't pay GC Services anything until you have spoken to us. We can help you fight the charges and fines you are facing. (Note - we cannot help you lower your fines if you have already gone in front of a Judge and plead Guilty or No Contest on your traffic ticket and you failed to pay your fine or do community service by the due date).

If your license is suspended and you need it back as soon as possible call us immediately at (310) 285-1516

How a Los Angeles Traffic Attorney can help with your traffic ticket

A Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can:-

  • Help you get your license back if it is suspended
  • Fight the big fines you are facing from GC Services so you do not have to pay the big fine they are demanding in the letter they sent you as long as you have not been in front of a Judge already
  • Go to court for you to clear up this traffic ticket headache for you so you don't have to go to court at all
  • Fight the ticket for you to try to avoid a moving violation and DMV point from going on your driver record which will increase your insurance rates
  • Offer you an alternative to GC Services and their demand for money

Suspended License or GC Services

Please call us at (310) 285-1516 if you need help with your suspended license or if GC Services has control of your traffic ticket. If your license is suspended because of a traffic ticket that you never went to court on, a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney can often clear up your license very quickly sometimes within 24 hours so you have a valid license again.

Arrest Warrant, Bench Warrant Los Angeles

If the officer gave you a ticket for driving on a suspended license (VC 14601.1) or you were driving on an expired California Drivers License (VC 12500) or you do not have a California License but a license from Out of State and the officer gave you a ticket for not having a valid California drivers license (VC 12500) and you fail to appear in court, the court will usually issue an arrest warrant or bench warrant for you for not showing up in court. If you get a ticket for driving on a suspended license (VC 14601.1) or driving in California with an out of state license (VC 12500), these are more serious Misdemeanor charges. If you look on your traffic ticket the officer will have circled the letter M next to the written violation. M stands for Misdemeanor which means you can potentially go to jail for this violation. If you fail to go to court for a traffic ticket that involves a license violation the court will issue an arrest warrant or bench warrant for you which could possibly result in you being taken to jail for failing to appear in court. If there is an arrest warrant or bench warrant out for you because of a traffic ticket you did not appear in court for or take care of, a Los Angeles Traffic ticket lawyer can help you clear up your arrest warrant or bench warrant for you. Call us at (310) 285-1516 if there is an arrest warrant or bench warrant out for you. We can help you clear up your warrant. Be careful because sometimes an arrest warrant or bench warrant won't show up on your DMV license record.

Call us at (310) 285-1516 for a free legal consultation to speak to a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyer regarding your traffic ticket.  

About Traffic Tickets in Los Angeles

How do I check the status of my Los Angeles traffic ticket?status los angeles traffic ticket

The first thing you should do when you have a traffic ticket problem in Los Angeles is to check the status of your traffic ticket.  See our Important Info page for how to check the status of your traffic ticket online.

What is a Moving Violation?

A Moving Violation is any violation of the law committed by the driver of a car while the car is in motion. Moving Violations put points on your drivers license.

Will I go to jail?

Infractions

Most traffic tickets you get are considered "infractions" which means you cannot go to jail for these violations. Infractions are not punishable by imprisonment in jail. The worst that can happen to you with an infraction is a fine and the DMV suspends your license for Failing To Appear or the DMV puts a hold on your license.

Misdemeanors

traffic ticket misdemeanorIf you got a traffic ticket and the police officer circled "M" next to the violation written on your ticket, that means you were cited for a misdemeanor. Under the law, misdemeanor punishment can include jail. Most common misdemeanor violations for traffic tickets are for:-

Failure to go to court when you get a traffic ticket for a misdemeanor violation will result in either a bench warrant or an arrest warrant.

We will do everything possible to keep you out of Los Angeles County jail.

GC Services AttorneyGC Services Attorney

GC Services Limited Partnership (GC Services) is a collection agency which the Los Angeles Superior court uses to collect money for delinquent (upaid) traffic tickets. If you have never been to court to see a judge regarding your Los Angeles traffic ticket, and your license is suspended and GC Services is charging you a heavy fine, we can help you clear up your license quickly (usually within 24 hours) and help you get your fines lowered. Read more about GC Services.

 

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We are here to help make your Traffic Ticket and License problems go away!

Go to our "Traffic Ticket Help" page for more detail on traffic ticket problems we help with, including:-

 

Free Legal Consultation with a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney

Call the Law Office of Pardoe & Associates (310) 285-1516 for a Free Legal Consultation with a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney.

We help people with their traffic ticket, DMV, GC Services & DUI problems in all courthouses in Los Angeles County. We can explain to you what your options are so you can make an informed decision on what is the best way to take care of your traffic ticket, warrant, GC Services fine or suspended license problem.

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The Law Office of Pardoe & Associates
Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney
We are here to help make your Los Angeles traffic ticket & license problems go away!