Traffic Tickets and the Los Angeles County Police
Los Angeles County Police Departments
Throughout Los Angeles County are several different police departments for various cities within the county, including a department for the Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
For the city of Los Angeles, there is the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). However, other cities within the county operate their own departments or are policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The LASD also operates courts within their areas of jurisdiction.
Signing Your Traffic Ticket
Depending on your location at the time of the offense, you can be cited for a traffic violation from a police officer, deputy sheriff, or highway patrol officer. Regardless, you will be asked to sign the ticket. When you do, you are giving the law enforcement official a written promise that you will either pay the fine or appear in court on the date indicated on the ticket.
Your signature is not an admission of guilt, merely an agreement to resolve the issue by paying the fine or appearing in court as scheduled. However, if you fail to pay the fine and do not show up in court as indicated, you will be charged with a misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense.
If you refuse to sign the ticket presented by the law enforcement official, you can be arrested and brought immediately before a judge. If a judge is not available at the time, you can end up staying in jail for a short period until the court is back in session.
Resolving the Ticket with the Court – Not Law Enforcement
After being issued a traffic ticket and signing it, the role of the law enforcement official is over, with the exception that he or she will show up in court on the date your case is scheduled. Therefore, you cannot go to the police station or sheriff’s office to resolve an outstanding ticket or dispute its validity. Instead, you are mandated to appear in nominated court, which is clearly written on the bottom of the ticket.
Lost Traffic Ticket
If you lose your traffic ticket, do not go to the police station or sheriff’s department. Instead, you will need to locate the address for the court system through which the ticket was issued. You can always visit the Los Angeles Superior Court’s online website, which offers a search feature for locating information on traffic tickets. To search, you simply enter your driver’s license number.
See: Check the Status of Your Traffic Ticket.
Checking the Status of Your Ticket
For any type of problem with a ticket that was issued in Los Angeles County, start by going to the LA Superior Court’s online website, where you can check the status of your traffic ticket.
Police Departments in Los Angeles County
We can provide legal assistance with traffic tickets that were issued from any of the following police departments located within Los Angeles County:
|Los Angeles Police Department|
|Alhambra Police Department|
|Azusa Police Department|
|Baldwin Park Police Department|
|Bell Garden Police Department|
|Bell Police Department|
|Beverly Hills Police Department|
|Beverly Hills Traffic Tickets|
|Burbank Police Department|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Altadena|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Baldwin Park|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Central Los Angeles (CLA)|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Newhall|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Santa Fe Springs|
|California Highway Patrol CHP South Los Angeles (SLA)|
|California Highway Patrol CHP West LA|
|California Highway Patrol CHP West Valley (WV)|
|CHP – California Highway Patrol|
|Covina Police Department|
|CSU Dominguez Police|
|CSU Northridge Police|
|Culver City Police Department|
|Downey Police Department|
|El Monte Police Department|
|El Segundo Police Department|
|Gardena Police Department|
|Glendale Police Department|
|Glendora Police Department|
|Hawthorne Police Department|
|Hermosa Beach Police Department|
|Huntington Park Police Department|
|Inglewood Police Department|
|LAPD Central Traffic Division|
|LAPD Pacific Division|
|LAPD South Traffic Division|
|LAPD Valley Division|
|LAPD Valley Traffic Division|
|LAPD West LA Division|
|Montebello Police Department|
|Monterey Park Police Department|
|Palos Verdes Estates Police Department|
|Palos Verdes Police Department|
|Pasadena Police Department|
|Pomona Police Department|
|Redondo Beach Police Department|
|San Fernando Police Department|
|San Gabriel Police Department|
|San Marino Police Department|
|Sierra Madre Police Department|
|Signal Hill Police Department|
|South Gate Police Department|
|South Pasadena Police Department|
|Torrance Police Department|
|UCLA Police Department|
|University of California Police department|
|West Covina Police Department|
|Whittier Police Department|
For All of Your Ticket Problems, We Can Help
To speak to a Los Angeles traffic ticket attorney at no charge, please call us at 844-999-9987.
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