Failure to Appear (FTA – VC 40508(a))
Dealing with a Suspended Driver’s License
Los Angeles County
If you received a traffic violation in Los Angeles County but forgot to pay it, you are at risk for having your driver’s license suspended. If your license is already suspended and you failed to show up for a scheduled court date, you will be hit with a huge fine due to Failure to Appear.
As long as you have not yet seen a judge in court for the violation, we have the opportunity to go to court in your place to get the issue resolved. Many times, your license will be returned in just one to two days.
To get a better understanding as to how we can help you with a suspended driver’s license, call us immediately at 310-285-1516. Especially if your ticket has been turned over to GC Services for collection, you need our assistance.
Outrageous Fine for a Failure to Appear
Not dealing with a traffic ticket will lead to big problems.
- Outrageous Fine – The court or GC Service will send you a letter outlining a fine for Failure to Appear (FTA – VC section 40508) that can be as much as $1,000.
- License Suspension – There is risk of your driver’s license being suspended by the DMV.
To gain more information about what a Failure to Appear (FTA) is, as well as associated penalties, click here.
Driving with a Suspended License
By choosing to drive on a suspended license, you put yourself at major risk.
- The police have the authority to put your vehicle in impound for up to 30 days.
- You can be charged a $1,000 fine.
- Two points will be applied to your driver’s license record.
- You will need to appear in court to face the judge on a “driving on a suspended license charge” (VC 14601.1). Although a misdemeanor, this can result in probation at a minimum.
- Worst of all, you could end up with a lifetime criminal record.
Failure to Appear Charge
If you failed to appear for a scheduled court case and now have a Failure to Appear, rather than paying the fine, we strongly suggest that you request a court date for a hearing before the judge. That way, you can fight both the charge and the fine. Even better, by contacting us, we can do the fighting on your behalf.
Issued Warrant for Arrest
By failing to appear in court for a license violation, you can expect a warrant to be issued for your arrest (40508(a)).
Let Us Help You Get Your Driver’s License Back
LA Traffic Ticket Attorney
If you contact us for assistance, we will do all the legwork so that you are not required to appear in court.
For a no-obligation consultation with a qualified attorney from Traffic Clinic, call us right away at 844-999-9987. Our goal is to eliminate your stress and secure a positive outcome.
- 40508(a) Warrant