GC Services - it is better to fight your charges & fines

How to handle a demand letter from GC SERVICES Limited Partnership

GC Services Collection Agency

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GC Services Limited Partnership ("GC Services") is a private collection agency in North America.  GC Services is used by the Los Angeles County Superior Court to try to collect money from delinquent (unpaid) traffic tickets.  GC Services receives cases when :-

  • The traffic ticket has not been paid by the due date on the ticket
  • A court appearance date was missed
  • After an appearance in front of a judge in court, a fine was not paid or community service was not done by the due date.

GC Services phone number

GC Services call-center phone numbers for collection information & payments :-
  • English: 1-800-355-3540
  • Spanish: 1-800-511-0734

G C Services call-center hours:
Mon-Thurs 8:00AM - 9:00PM   Pacific Standard Time
Friday       8:00AM - 7:00PM   Pacific Standard Time
Saturday   8:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Standard Time
Sunday     11:00AM - 7:00PM Pacific Standard Time

GC Services has a branch in Irwindale, California - telephone (626) 851-8227.
GCS corporate head office is in Houston, Texas - see contact details below in left column.

To Pay GC Services

If you have a Matter Set for Compliance (see below) and you have no option but to pay GC Services, we recommend that you pay them in person at the GC Services Court Window rather than over the phone.

To pay GC Services online, follow this link GC Services court pay.
To pay by phone, call one of the call-center numbers above.
To pay GC Services in person, see GC Services Court Window below.

It is better to fight the charges & fines than pay GC Services

fight gc services fineA lot of people call up GC Services to pay off their traffic ticket fine just to get it over with. The better approach is to try to get a court date to fight the charges and fines and try to keep the violations and DMV points off your DMV driver record.

We offer an alternative to paying GC Services that big fine if your ticket was in Los Angeles County. If you have not seen a Judge regarding your ticket:-

  • We can remove your traffic ticket from the control of GC Services so you do not have to pay GC Services anything.
  • Unlike GC Services, we can oftentimes clear up your license in less than 24 hours so right away you can drive again with a valid driver's license.
  • We can appear in court in your place to fight all the fines, charges, and any DMV points you are facing from your ticket.

Please call us at (310)285-1516 to discuss.

Note: We cannot help you if you have already seen a judge in court.  See below.

Huge Fine from GC Services?

Did you get a collection letter from GC Services demanding payment of a huge fine? As long as you have not already been in front of a Judge, we recommend that you do not pay the ridiculous amount GC Services is seeking from you and instead get a court date in front of a judge and try to correct and/or fight the violations and lower the fine.

Suspended License?

If you fail to pay your traffic ticket on time or do not appear in court, the Court usually will get the DMV to suspend your license and charge you a ridiculous amount of money and then refer your case to GC Services collection agency. We recommend that you do not pay the big fine that GC Services are seeking in the letter they sent to you.

Learn why driving on a suspended license is dangerous.

Get your license back in 24 hours from GC Services

If you have not gone in front of a judge, and your ticket is with GC Services, we can often help get your license back in 24 hours, without paying anything to GC Services.

WARNING: If you choose to pay GC Services directly, be aware that it can take some time (possibly a week or more) for them to clear up your drivers license.  If you pay GC Services, make sure you get a guarantee that they will clear the DMV Hold on your license, because you don't want to make a big payment to GC Services and then find out that your license hold has not been cleared up.

Keep the violations off your DMV Driver Record

dmv driver license recordA lot of people just call up GC Services and pay off this traffic ticket just to get it over with. The problem with this approach is :-

  • You have essentially plead guilty
  • You have spent a lot of money
  • You have also put the violation on your DMV driver record which can possibly result in a point on your license and an increase in your insurance if your traffic ticket involves a moving violation.

The better approach, if you haven't already seen a judge, is to:-

  • Get a court date through GC Services to see a judge in court so you can fight the charges and reduce the fines
  • Try to keep the violations off your DMV driver record.
  • Buy a DMV abstract to clear up your license (as long as you have not Failed To Appear in court twice)

WE CAN DO THIS FOR YOU.

How to handle a notice from GC Services for a traffic fine

If a traffic ticket has not been resolved in a timely manner, the Court refers the ticket to GC Services for all further action. When this happens, the Court will not schedule any court appearances, accept payments or process any correspondence related to the ticket. If you received a notice from GC Services, and you want to schedule a court date, the court appearance date must be scheduled with GC Services, not the Traffic Clerk's Office at the courthouse. You will have to deal directly with GC Services or alternatively, contact us and we can help if you have not already appeared in front of a judge. 

It is better to go to court and fight

fight your GC Services charges and fineOnce the case is referred to GC Services Limited Partnership for collection, additional costs will be added to what you face. When you are charged with a Failure to Appear (FTA), the government is trying to make a lot of money off you and it is best to go to court to try to minimize fines and the charges instead of just paying it off.

A lot of times people receive a traffic ticket for something correctable like no proof of insurance (California VC 16028) when they did have insurance, no front plates (VC 5200) or license plates, expired registration (VC 4000), or tinted windows (California VC 26708, VC 26708.5) and it has turned into a Failure To Appear in court (FTA). A $25 court cost fee would have fixed this ticket but now GC Services sends you a letter asking for a ridiculous amount of money.

If you are being charged over a $1,000 by GC Services and one of the charges was for no proof of insurance (California VC 16028) and you did have valid insurance but you did not have the proof of insurance in your car, call us so we can help you fight the ridiculous fines and charges that you are facing from GC Services.

The problem is when you did not deal with your traffic ticket in a timely matter you were charged with a new offense, Failure to Appear (FTA) California Vehicle Code Section 40508 which is a misdemeanor charge and allows the government to charge you a lot of money for not taking care of this traffic ticket in a timely manner. It is better to go to court and try to do something about lowering this huge fine than to just pay it off.

Many times people fail to appear in court because they were expecting a courtesy notice or reminder of their court date.  Unfortunately, courts do not usually send courtesy letters.   When the police officer gets you to sign your traffic ticket, you may not realize that you are promising to appear in court by the due date on your traffic ticket.  When you do not appear in court by that date, the court will charge you with a Failure to Appear (VC 40508, VC 40509.5) and the DMV will most likely suspend your license and GC Services will now control your ticket, charging you a lot of money.

Check Your Traffic Ticket Status with GC Services Court Website

gc services ticket statusIf you have a ticket with GC Services it is a good idea to check the status of your ticket.  Go to the Los Angeles Superior Court website :

- and enter your drivers license and date of birth.  The court website will pull up the status of all of your traffic tickets in Los Angeles county.

Traffic Ticket Status

VC 40509.5 Holds or Bench Warrant or Arrest Warrant

If the status of your traffic ticket says VC 40509.5 Holds or Bench Warrant or Arrest Warrant call us because we can help you! We can fight the traffic ticket and the big fines GC Services is trying to charge you and we oftentimes can clear up your license suspension in one day so you can have a valid license again without you ever having to go to court and without you needing to pay the big fine to GC Services. We can also help you if there is an arrest warrant or bench warrant out for you.

Matter Set For Compliance

If the status of your ticket says Matter Set For Compliance WE CANNOT HELP YOU. The only way out of a Matter Set For Compliance that we know of is to go to court and pay your fine that GC Services is charging you. You cannot see a Judge again if your ticket status says Matter Set For Compliance. Paying the GC Services fine is the only way to get your license back because a Matter Set For Compliance means you have already seen a Judge about your ticket and you did not pay the fine or do the community service by the due date and now you face a very high fine for your failure to pay or do the community service by the due date. Matter Set For Compliance is a terrible situation to be in because the only thing we can advise you to do is to pay the heavy fine to GC Services in order to get your license back.

Make sure you get a guarantee from GC Services (see below) that they will clear the DMV Hold on your license. 

GC Services Court Window

GC Services court windowIf you are going to pay GC Services, we recommend that you pay them in person at the GC Services court window rather than over the phone.  This may optimize your chances of clearing up your license faster.

There is a GC Services window at every Los Angeles Traffic Court. Do not wait in the traffic ticket clerk line, because they will not help you if your ticket is in collections with GC Services. You must wait in line at the GC Services window.

At the GC Services window, if you have a Failure To Appear (FTA), you can request a court date to see a judge, unless you have already appeared before a judge.

If you have a Failure To Pay (FTP) / Matter Set For Compliance, you cannot get another court date to see a judge, and in our opinion your only option is to pay the fine to get your license back. 

Get a guarantee from GC Services

WARNING: If you choose to pay GC Services directly, be aware that it can take some time (possibly a week or more) for them to clear up your drivers license.  If you pay GC Services, make sure you get a guarantee that they will clear the DMV Hold on your license, because you don't want to make a big payment to GC Services and then find out that your license hold has not been cleared up.

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Los Angeles GC Services Attorney

- Are you OUTRAGED by your fine amount?
- TIRED of dealing with GC Services?
- Need your LICENSE back?

Instead of getting ripped off, and getting nowhere with frustrating attempts to talk with GC Services on the phone, call us so we can help make this GC Services headache go away for you.

gc servicesWe can help you fight the outrageous fines that GC services is charging you and help clear up your license often within 24 hours so long as you have not been to court and already seen a Judge.

gc servicesWe will go to court for you without you having to miss work and wait in long lines for hours.

gc servicesWe will fight the traffic ticket for you to try to keep the violations and DMV points off your DMV driver record.

gc servicesWe have an excellent record of getting these GC Services fines lowered and clearing up licenses within 24 hours so long as you have not already gone to court and plead guilty or no contest in front of a Judge.

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Los Angeles GC Services Attorney

We can fight the charges and the fines for you. Call us at (310) 285-1516 for a Free Legal Consultation about your traffic ticket and GC Services.

Out-of-State or Out-of-Town

Are you from out-of-state or out-of-town and you got a letter from GC Services demanding payment of a huge fine for a traffic ticket you got while visiting Los Angeles? We can handle this in Los Angeles County for you, so you do not have to deal with GC Services or go to court at all. If you live out-of-town or out of state, we can take care of this for you so you do not have to come back to Los Angeles and we will clear up any license problems for you and fight the fines.

Situations where we cannot help

NOTE:  If you have already appeared in front of a Judge and plead guilty or no contest and you did not pay your fine or do your community service by the due date, we cannot help you in this situation with GC Services. See our section on FTP failure to pay for a better explanation. We can only help you with GC Services if you have never seen a Judge.

 

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