Should You Check LACourt.Org for the Status of Traffic Tickets

Dispute Traffic Tickets Should You Check LACourt.Org for the Status of Traffic Tickets

Should You Check LACourt.Org for the Status of Traffic Tickets

If looking up LA Court  traffic tickets has you stressed, then keep reading. Taking care of traffic tickets is the core of DoNotPay's existence. And there is a good reason our founder developed an AI-powered attorney to take on traffic cops. Statistics from 2019 show there were close to 195 million licensed drivers in the U.S. Approximately 41 million (21%) of those drivers received traffic tickets.

According to those statistics, you have a one-in-five chance of getting a traffic ticket of some sort each time you drive a vehicle. It could be as simple as a parking ticket, a pricey speeding ticket, or forgetting to have your insurance card, among other infractions. Fortunately, DoNotPay will assist you to make the best case possible in getting that LA traffic ticket dropped. In other words, our AI-powered traffic lawyer will make sure that you DO NOT PAY a cent!

Why You Should Always Contest LA Court Traffic Tickets

In December 2013, the LA Times reported that the LA City Council agreed to pay a group of LA police officers approximately $6 million. What type of misconduct by the Los Angeles Police Department warranted such a hefty penalty? The officers "accused their superiors of imposing a secret traffic ticket quota system" on the LA's Westside. According to the LA Times, the overall settlement totaled nearly $10 million after taking into account the money taxpayers and LA citizens ended up paying because of the scheme.

The article states that officers testified that their superiors ordered them to "scrap" routine patrol assignments, sending them to patrol certain streets. The officers explained that busy streets where the likelihood of catching drivers committing moving violations was preferred. The LA Times pointed out that while the practice wasn't technically illegal, being asked to patrol "orchards or cherry patches" created a culture that made hitting ticket targets more important than other law enforcement duties.

Stop being a payday for Los Angeles! Fight your LA Court traffic tickets with DoNotPay.

Traffic Laws In Los Angeles and California as a Whole

The type of traffic ticket you get will dictate the process used to contest it. The following examples are the type of tickets you can receive in LA. Generally speaking, there are two types of traffic tickets issued in California:

1. Traffic Infractions

These types of tickets cover all the basic moving violations put forth in the California legislation. This can include running a stop sign, blowing a red light, not using your turn signal, parking in a handicap zone, etc.

2. Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses

Most misdemeanor traffic offenses are considered less serious than other misdemeanors, like shoplifting. This means that these types of traffic offenses don't carry similar sentences. However, they're not to be taken lightly because some misdemeanor traffic offenses can land you in the county jail for a maximum of one year.

You could also be placed on some type of short-term probation or made to do community service. Additionally, certain misdemeanor traffic offenses carry heftier fines.

The most common misdemeanor driving offenses in California include:

  • Driving without a license
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Breaking the California basic speeding law
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving a vehicle on public streets that isn't "street legal"

Felony driving offenses include:

  1. Hit and Run

If you're involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes damages and/or injuries, California law dictates that you must do the following:

  • Stop your vehicle immediately.
  • Provide the other involved parties with your identification information (name, address, phone number, insurance information).
  • Provide your driver's license and vehicle registration information.
  • If you were driving someone else's vehicle, you should also provide their address and contact information.

In the eyes of the law, it doesn't matter if you were the one at fault or not. Further, it doesn't matter where the accident happened or the amount of damage — these responsibilities still apply. To leave the scene of an accident you're directly involved in is a felony in California, making it much more severe than a traffic violation.

  1. Driving While Under the Influence (DUI)

While first-time DUI offenses will be charged as misdemeanors in many states, it's a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in California. Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or over constitutes under the influence. If a BAC can't be ascertained, then other testing measures may be taken. In that case, being substantially impaired due to alcohol or drugs constitutes a DUI.

Most importantly, California law shows "zero tolerance" for motorists under 21 who have a BAC of .01% or over. Below are the possible fines and/or jail terms for DUI in California:

ViolationJail TimeFine
First Time Offense2 days to 6 months$390 to $1,000
Second Time Offense10 days to 1 year$390 to $1,000
Third Time Offense120 days to 1 year$1,800

DUI convictions will be counted as prior convictions for 10 years (which means each new offense starts the 10 years over again).

California DUI License Suspensions are as follows:

  • First Time Offense: Six-month suspension period
  • Second Time Offense: Two-year suspension period
  • Third Time Offense: Three-year suspension period

Please take note that other penalties may apply, such as a "restricted license" with the use of an ignition interlock device.

Lastly, California enforces "implied consent" laws. Essentially, this means that all motorists (whether from out of state or not) agree to take a breath or blood test if lawfully arrested for a DUI. This includes being arrested on suspicion of DUI (meaning the arresting officer had probable cause to believe the subject was under the influence).

Contest Tickets In Los Angeles in Less Than 120 Seconds

DoNotPay has helped thousands of people fight traffic tickets successfully, and you could be the next one to benefit!

Here's how to get started:

  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.

     

For other traffic ticket related issues in California or in another state, you may find the following links helpful:

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