Failure to Pay (FTP) – California Vehicle Code (VC) 40508(b)
Explanation of a Failure to Pay (FTP)
With a Failure to Pay Vehicle Code (VC) 40508(b), a warrant or hold for a failure to comply with a term or condition of the sentence is issued. Typically, this means that you failed to pay the fine on your traffic ticket before the deadline. This can result in:
- Failure to Pay (FTP)
- Possible misdemeanor charge against you, which is a criminal offense
- License being suspended or placed on hold
Also see the Explanation of Failure to Appear (FTA)
What You Should Do
A Typical Failure to Pay Situation
If you have already gone before a judge in court and pled guilty or no contest and the judge ordered you to pay a fine, but you failed to do so, or you were ordered to perform community service, but you did not follow through by the due date, the situation is bad. The amount of the fine will increase, and, even worse, GC Services will start handling your case. If GC Services is involved, we cannot help.
If you pled guilty or no content before a judge but failed to pay the fine by the due day, you are allowed to have another chance to see a judge. However, unless the fines are paid, it will be difficult to get your driver’s license back. Although you can write a letter to the judge to explain your situation, do not be surprised if the fine is not reduced.
Unfortunately, whenever GC Services gets involved, or if you have seen a judge and pled guilty or no contest, we will not be able to provide legal services. To get out of this Failure to Pay situation, you must pay hefty fines.
How We Can Help in Los Angeles County
As long as you have not yet seen a judge specific to your ticket, we can help you in regards to GC Services. If you have never been to court or seen a judge, we can help in getting your driver’s license back, often in just one or two days. With that, you avoid paying outrageous fees to GC Services.