When contacting the Court, PLEASE have your case number or
citation number available. Thank you.
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I believe I am
innocent - how do I fight the ticket?
Alternatively, if you know your
rights and you are willing to give up your
automatic right to
attend traffic school, write on the courtesy notice, "I understand my options
and I request a court trial," sign and date it, and return it to us in the
envelope included with your courtesy notice. Writing this language on the
courtesy notice indicates that you understand you are giving up your
automatic right to go
to traffic school. You and the officer will be notified of the trial
I'm willing to
plead guilty, but I'm eligible
to attend traffic school (review eligibility guidelines
You must plead guilty, pay the
amount of the bail, plus a $52 administrative fee.
There will also be a
separate fee payable at the class you attend. Send that amount to us
and we will send you the information on traffic school for your area. You will
have approximately 60 days from the time we process your payment to complete
traffic school and return your completion certificate to us.
Not all violations require a
mandatory hearing. If you were charged with an infraction (such as a moving
violation), this date is a pay OR appear date. If you were charged with a
your appearance is
The courtesy notice will be sent to
the address on your ticket that was taken from your driver's license. If you do
not receive a notice at least one week prior to your pay/appear date, call
(831) 636-4027 and we will research it for
Do I still have to pay the fine if
I'm eligible to attend
Yes. You must pay the bail amount
plus a $52 court administrative fee.
Yes. The $52 administrative fee covers the cost of the Court
processing the paper work with the DMV so the point does not go on your record.
The schools have their own fee for putting on the class that range
$25 and up.
Can I attend
traffic school online, video or home study?
Yes. You need to contact the court
for more information.
Do I count the 18
months for traffic school from the date I went to traffic school or from the
date I received the ticket?
The 18 months is figured
from violation date to
violation date of when you received your
TRIAL - If you would like to contest the
traffic citation you must request that your case be set for a court trial. The
Court will arrange to have the officer that issued the ticket present for the
trial. If you contest the citation and are found guilty you will be GIVING UP
RIGHT TO ATTEND TRAFFIC SCHOOL. You
will need to request a court trial in writing indicating that you are aware you
may no longer
have the option of traffic school. You may also request a court trial via our
automated phone system or our online system. You must post bail in
order to complete your request for a court trial (per VC40519). You will be notified of your trial date by
mail. You can post your bail by credit/debit card, check, cash, or money
order. Automated phone system can be used by dialing 831-636-4027
and our web address is
you are unable to post bail, you may contact the court at 831-636-4057 Monday through Friday
from 8:00am-4:00pm for further instruction.
INSURANCE -If your proof of insurance shows you
had insurance at the time of the citation, there is a $25 proof of correction fee.
proof of insurance shows you obtained insurance after the date of the citation,
the fine is $350.00 and up.
ELIGIBILITY - You may only attend traffic
school for moving violations. You may NOT attend traffic school if any of the
following occur: (1) if violation is a misdemeanor; (2) if violation is alcohol
related; (3) if mandatory court appearance is required; (4) if you have attended
traffic school anywhere within the last 18 months; or (5) if you were cited for
driving in excess of 25 miles per
hour over the speed limit. Effective September
20, 2005, Commercially-licensed drivers and those
possessing hazardous materials endorsements are not eligible to attend traffic
school for dismissal purposes.
FEES - You will be required to pay a fee
in the sum of $52.00, plus the amount of bail indicated on your courtesy notice,
payable to "Superior Court". There will
be a separate fee at the class you attend.
Approved Traffic School