Contact: Daisy Yee, 415-865-8929, or Leanne Kozak, 916-263-2838
December 28, 2011
50% Off Traffic Amnesty Program Begins January 2012
WHO: For drivers with outstanding traffic tickets that was due to be paid in full before January 1, 2009. All of the following also must apply:
WHAT: The California Legislature mandated (Assembly Bill 1358) that all 58 counties implement a one-time amnesty period that allows a lump sum payment of 50 percent of the outstanding balance on certain violations to fully satisfy that court ordered obligation.
Only traffic tickets that were due to be paid before January 1, 2009, are eligible. Parking tickets, driving under the influence (DUI), and reckless driving cases are NOT eligible.
WHEN: The program begins January 1, 2012, and ends June 30, 2012.
WHERE: At your local superior court, www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm
HOW: Payment may be made in whatever form is customary in your county, which may include credit card, cash, cashier's checks, money orders, and personal checks.
WHY: A one-time infraction amnesty program would do the following: