Failure to Appear - FTA - VC 40508a

in Los Angeles County

Suspended License

Is your license suspended because you forgot about a traffic ticket and now the court wants you to pay a huge fine because of a Failure To Appear in court (FTA)?

If you have never been to court and you have not seen a Judge regarding your ticket, we can go to court for you and clear up your license so that you might be able to get your license back within 1 to 2 days. Call us immediately at 310-285-1516 to see how we can help you get your license back especially if your ticket is now being handled by GC Services.


Huge Fine for FTA?

Did you get a traffic ticket and did not deal with it, and now :-

  • You have received a letter from the court or GC Services indicating you owe a huge fine oftentimes over $1,000 dollars for a Failure To Appear (FTA) - California Vehicle Code section 40508
  • And your license has been suspended by the DMV or is about to be suspended?

Learn more about what is an FTA (Failure To Appear) - and the penalties.


Driving on a Suspended License

It is very dangerous to drive around on a suspended license because if you get pulled over, your problems will only get worse as :-

  • The police have the power to impound your car for 30 days
  • Then you have to go to court where you face a driving on a suspended license charge (VC 14601.1) which is a misdemeanor and can result in, at a minimum,:-
    • probation
    • $1,000 fine
    • 2 points on your license
    • and a criminal record.


What to do when you are charged for a Failure To Appear

Act immediately - buy a DMV Abstract

The best thing to do in this situation is to go to court and buy a DMV abstract so you can clear up this Failure To Appear (FTA) with the California DMV paving the way for you getting your license back.

A DMV Abstract costs $10 and, in about 24 hours if you get an Abstract, the FTA (Failure To Appear) will clear from your DMV license record if the Court sends it electronically to the DMV.

Second, instead of just paying off the big fine we recommend that you get a court date and try to fight the charges and the fine.


Failure to Appear for a license violation

Failure to appear in court for a license violation will usually result in a warrant for your arrest - 40508a Warrant.


traffic ticket los angelesWe can help get your license back

Los Angeles Traffic Attorney

We can do all of this for you so you do not have to go to court :-

  • The first thing we will do for you is try and clear up your Failure to Appear (FTA) with the DMV in order to get your license back.
  • Second, instead of you just paying off the big fine, we will get a court date and fight the charges and try to reduce your fines.

Call us immediately (310) 285-1516 for a free legal consultation. We can help make this headache go away.

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