How to Dispute an LA Court Traffic Ticket and Win

Dispute Traffic Tickets How to Dispute an LA Court Traffic Ticket and Win

How to Dispute an LA Court Traffic Ticket and Win

Getting a traffic ticket can be a lot more expensive than you think. Not only will you have to pay a hefty fine, but it could also cause your monthly car insurance price to increase as well. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can get out of a traffic ticket and save yourself a lot of money. Keep reading to learn how DoNotPay can help you fight a traffic ticket in LA Court.

Why Are Traffic Tickets Issued in Los Angeles?

There are several reasons why someone may get a traffic ticket in Los Angeles. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Driving through a stop sign
  • Not stopping a red light
  • Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving
  • Driving too close to the car in front of you (tailgating)
  • Not using a turn signal
  • Drunk Driving
  • Speeding

Most of these violations will only result in you getting a fine. However, some traffic violations, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, could result in the loss of your driver's license and even jail time.

How to Deal With a Traffic Ticket in LA

When you get a traffic ticket in LA, the amount that you owe for the violation will more than likely be listed on the front of the ticket. At this point, you will have several options when dealing with the ticket.

1. Traffic Call Center

If you received a citation for a minor traffic violation, you will more than likely be able to handle the matter over the phone. You can speak with a clerk by calling (213) 633-6300 from 8 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

2. Talk to Traffic Clerk in Person

If you would rather pay your fine or challenge your citation in person, you can set up an appointment with the clerk by calling (213) 633-6300.

3. Resolve Your Ticket Online

If you feel that you did not deserve the traffic ticket, you can dispute your case online. To view information about your case, you will need to access the LA Courts Traffic Service webpage. Once you have accessed the page, you will need to have your driver's license number and the citation number handy.

4. Dispute Your Traffic Ticket in Front of a Judge

You can schedule a court hearing online or you can call (213) 633-6300. You do not have to have a lawyer with you at your court date. However, if you are facing criminal charges for your traffic citation, it may be a good idea to have a lawyer with you. Before you go to court, you will need to gather all of the evidence, such as pictures or eye-witnesses, that will help to prove your case.

5. Trial by Written Declaration

Another way to dispute your case in front of a judge is to write a letter of dispute. The official term for this type of challenge is called "Trial by Written Declaration." To do this, you will not have to physically appear in court. However, you will need to include a lot of specific information, including your name, the location where the alleged violation took place, and a detailed reason why you are disputing it.

How to Pay Your Traffic Ticket at the LA Court

If you feel that you are guilty of the violation, sometimes, the best thing to do is to pay your fine and have your case closed. Here is a look at the different ways that you can pay for your traffic ticket in LA.

OnlineGo to the Traffic Division - LA Court website to settle your payment.
In PersonVisit the Municipal Court Traffic Division at:

1945 South Hill ST

Los Angeles, CA 90007

How DoNotPay Can Help You Dispute Your Traffic Ticket in LA

In Los Angeles, a Trial by Declaration is the easiest way to dispute your traffic ticket. Writing a letter on your own is fairly simple. However, if you forget to include any important information, your dispute could be rejected. DoNotPay has helped thousands of people successfully dispute their traffic tickets.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket.


  2. Upload a photo of your citation.


  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.


  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf! 
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.


DoNotPay Can Help Resolve Your Other Traffic Tickets

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