California Driver – Out-of-State Traffic Ticket
Getting an out-of-state traffic ticket can result in one point being added to your California driver’s license record. For more information, see the table toward the bottom of the page.
Out-of-State or Out-of-Town Driver
You Received a Ticket While Visiting Los Angeles County or Southern California
The following could apply if you are an out-of-state resident with an out-of-state license but received a ticket while in Los Angeles County or Southern California:
Your license is suspended.
The ticket is preventing you from having your license renewed.
For both scenarios, we can help.
We can also provide legal assistance if you are an out-of-town resident, meaning that you live in California but a significant distance away, and were issued a traffic ticket while in Southern California and specifically Los Angeles County.
To speak directly to one of our qualified Traffic Clinic traffic ticket attorneys for a FREE legal consultation, call us at 844-999-9987.
Out-of-State or Out-Of-Town — Huge GC Services Fines
If you are a nonresident of California or you live a great distance from Los Angeles but received a traffic ticket while in Los Angeles County, you might receive a letter from GC Services mandating that you pay a hefty fine to have the ticket issue cleared.
We deal with the collection agency GC Services often. Therefore, we have the expertise to get a court date set for you in front of a judge so that we can fight the charges and the fine. To speak to an attorney, call us at 844-999-9987.
One Point Added to Your License Record for Out-of-State Traffic Tickets
Getting an out-of-state traffic ticket can result in one point being added to your license record in the state where you reside. This applies if:
- You are a California resident and were issued a ticket while out of state.
- You are an out-of-state resident and were issued a ticket in the state of California.
For a list of out-of-state violations that count as one point on your driver’s license, see the table below.
For Residents of California
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Points
As a resident of the state of California, if you are issued a traffic ticket in a different state, the California DMV will count that on your record. In addition, the DMV will add applicable points to your record for convictions received in other states, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
Under California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 13363, the DMV will determine whether the same violation, if committed in California, will be assessed as “Negligent Operator” as far as point count or if there are grounds for suspension or revocation. Points that result from out-of-state convictions may form a basis, or part of a basis, on which the DMV can take action against you.
Collision from Out-of-State
If you as a California driver have a collision in a different state, it may be reported to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS), out-of-state law enforcement agencies, or the National Driver Register. If there is inadequate evidence to determine responsibility, the collision is assigned points.
For this reason, no action is imposed, with the exception of a driver’s license being suspended or on DMV probation, and the collision occurring during a suspension period when there is evidence of driving while suspended. Once these reports are reviewed and the responsible driver is determined, the report is updated and placed on the driver’s record. If the driver was responsible, the out-of-state collision will result in points being added to the license record.
Points on a California Driver’s License
The following out-of-state violations will result in points on a California driver’s license if a person is convicted.
|Section||One-Point Violation||Section||One-Point Violation|
|1||Speed/too fast or over speed||34||Entering/exiting from thoroughfare|
|3||Speed/too slow or failure to turn out||40||Illegally modified vehicle|
|4||Passing/illegal, improper or unsafe||45||Explosives transportation|
|5||Following too close||51||Equipment/unsafe, illegal or defective|
|6||Failure to yield right-of-way||58||Driving while impaired|
|7||Illegal/unsafe use or change of lanes||61||Child passenger seat restraint|
|8||Turns/illegal or unsafe||67||Defective headlights|
|9||Signaling/improper or no signal||69||Following emergency vehicle unlawfully|
|10||Failure to obey traffic control||70||Using vehicle for felony/aiding or abetting|
|11||Crossing double lines/markers/dividers||72||Erratic driving/suddenly changing speeds|
|12||Wrong way on one-way street||73||Fleeing scene or evading arrest by turning lights off when lights required|
|13||Brakes||74||Unsafe operation of a motor vehicle|
|14||Lights||75||Driving off road/on shoulder/on sidewalk|
|21||Violation of restricted license||77||No required equipment/using prohibited equipment|
|26||Negligent/careless/inattentive driving||86||Felony involving commercial vehicle|
|27||Starting or backing/illegal or unsafe||87||Felony controlled substance/commercial vehicle|
|28||Driving in a prohibited area||88||Speeding 15 mph plus/commercial vehicle|
|30||Disobedience of lawful order||91||Illegal lane change/commercial vehicle|
|31||Towing/improper,unsafe or illegal||92||Following too closely/commercial vehicle|
|32||Obstructing driver’s view or interfering||93||Fatal accident violation/commercial vehicle|
|33||Unlawful riding on motor vehicle|
Los Angeles Traffic Attorney – We Can Help
If you are:
- An out-of-town resident and were issued a traffic ticket while visiting Southern California including but not limited to Los Angeles County
- An out-of-state resident and were issued a traffic ticket while visiting Southern California including but not limited to Los Angeles County
We can help but you should act fast, time is of the essence. We will handle the case for you so that you do not even need to return to the city or state. To speak directly with an attorney at no charge, please call 844-999-9987.