Federal Ticket Los Angeles
“U.S. District Court Violation Notice”
Federal Ticket in Los Angeles County – We Can Help
Receiving a traffic ticket or some other type of violation while on federal government property in Los Angeles County
If you were driving in Westwood, California, on the Veterans Administration Property and received a traffic ticket for speeding, failure to stop at a posted sign, or some other violation, we can help. To discuss your federal ticket and learn what your options are, please call us at 844-999-9987.
Sample of a Federal Traffic Ticket
For a list of federal ticket samples, visit http://cvb.uscourts.gov/sample.html.
Federal Warrant in Los Angeles County
United States District Court
255 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, California 90012
If you were issued a federal ticket or federal traffic ticket but missed your court date and now there is a federal warrant for your arrest, or if there is a DMV Hold on your license, call us immediately at 844-999-9987 for legal assistance.
Edward Roybal Federal Courthouse – Los Angeles
Edward Roybal Federal Courthouse
255 Temple St.
Los Angeles, California 90012
See information on the court, including maps and directions.
If “Box A” on your ticket is checked, you are required to appear in court.
If any of the following apply, we can handle the matter in federal court on your behalf.
You were issued a ticket or federal traffic ticket issued on federal property in Los Angeles County.
“Box A” was checked on the ticket, indicating that you are required to appear in federal court at the Edward Roybal Federal Courthouse.
Understanding Federal Tickets and the Law
You can be given a ticket when on federal property for violating California state law or federal traffic law.
Federal government property is constituted as federal buildings, military bases, Veteran Affairs’ centers, Social Security Administration Offices, national parks, post offices, local national forests (such as Los Padres National Forest and Angeles Crest), and any other areas patrolled or under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Federal tickets are issued by various law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Federal Protective Service (FPS), Department of Defense Police, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Provost Marshal, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Postal Police, Airforce, Marines and Navy Security Forces, Veterans Administration Police, U.S. Border Police, and U.S. Customs.
Maximum Penalty for a Federal Ticket
In many instances, a federal ticket is considered a petty offense, which can be either a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor, as well as an Infraction. For the maximum punishments for each of these offenses, see the information below. All of these petty offenses are governed by the federal law, United States Code Section 18 U.S.C. §19.
Maximum punishment for a federal petty offense is six months in jail with no right to a jury trial.
Maximum punishment for a federal misdemeanor is one year in jail with no right to a jury trial.
Generally, if you were issued a ticket while on federal property, you do not have the right to a jury trial. Instead, the trial is heard by the judge.
Class A Misdemeanors
For a Class A misdemeanor, the maximum term of imprisonment is one year, as well as a $100,000 fine, $25 special assessment fee, $25 Central Violations Bureau (CVB) processing fee, five-year probationary period, and up to one year of supervised release. Included are assaults, petty thefts, and simple possession.
Class B Misdemeanors
For a Class B misdemeanor, the maximum jail sentence is six months, as well as a $5,000 fine, $10 special assessment fee, $25 processing fee, five-year probation period, and one year of supervised release. Most Central Violations Bureau (CVB) offenses are Class B misdemeanors, including trespassing, DUI, and various other offenses.
Class C Misdemeanors
For a Class C misdemeanor, the maximum jail sentence is 30 days, as well as a $5,000 fine, $5 special assessment fee, $25 processing fee, and a five-year probation.
Offenses deemed to be infractions carry a maximum jail term of five days, $5 special assessment fee, $25 processing fee, a fine up to $5,000, and a one-year probation.
To gain more information about Petty Offenses and Misdemeanors in Federal Court, refer to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Federal Ticket – Frequently Asked Questions
For frequently asked questions, such as how to check on the status of a ticket, what happens with a Failure to Appear or Failure to Pay, and more, visit:
Central Violations Bureau – FAQ about federal tickets
Paying Your Federal Ticket
If you receive a federal traffic ticket while on federal property, you may be able to pay the fine. By contacting us, we can arrange for you to pay at the Central Violations Bureau either by phone, online, or by mailing the payment in. To pay your ticket, follow this link to the Central Violations Bureau.
Central Violations Bureau – Pay your federal ticket
Appearing in Federal Court – We Can Help
If any of the following applies, we can appear in federal court on your behalf.
- “Box A” was checked on the ticket indicating that you are required to appear in court
- Received a United States District Court violation notice
For a free legal consultation pertaining to a federal ticket issue, please call us at 844-999-9987.