Have you accumulated several parking tickets and you are afraid that you
will lose your driver’s license (DL)? That’s not liable to
happen anymore, but your credit may be significantly damaged by non-payment.
San Luis Obispo County in California is serious about giving out Negligent
Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points against your DL for moving violations
when you have even one traffic ticket. However, even though there are
no points for parking tickets, if you don’t pay, the county has
the option to add an additional $300 assessment unto your already unaffordable
Even Governor Brown has realized the state has put too much on the traffic
offenders while vetoing a measure to add another $1.00 for spinal injuries
he said, "Loading more and more costs on traffic tickets has been
too easy a source of new revenue. Fines should be based on what is reasonable
punishment, not on paying for more general fund activities."
Another great revelation for the Governor was that the practice of suspending
driver’s licenses for non-payment was causing more harm to the economy
and the residents of CA than it was providing safer roads. Fewer people
were paying their fines because without a license many lost their jobs
and the ability to pay their fines, so as of July 2017, the state will
no longer suspend your DL for non-payment, but can if you fail to appear
in court. Therefore, it would be wise to appear for court or hire a traffic
ticket lawyer to represent you, so you won’t miss work.
Too Many Parking Tickets?
In receiving parking tickets, it is important to follow the instructions
on each one as soon as possible or it will likely cost you more and because
parking tickets are processed differently in each city and some may not
go through the court at all. What If you cannot afford to pay all those
tickets? What can you do?
First, you can request a 30-day court date or due date extension. This
can be done by phone or in person or hire a traffic ticket defender to
speak to the court on your behalf.
Second, you can ask the court to consider your financial hardship or inability
to pay and request a payment plan. You will need to pay at least ten percent
to start, plus there will be a small administrative fee added to each
payment, but at least you can keep your good credit intact.
Request Making Payments to San Robles Courthouse
You can request a payment plan through the court clerk or from the judge
at arraignment. The
courthouse accepts most methods of payment such as cash, credit and debit cards (VISA,
Mastercard, Discover), personal checks, cashier’s checks and money
orders. The court's vendor charges a fee for credit card transactions.
The courthouse accepts mailed in payments to the court (not cash). Make
sure to include a copy of the citation with payment.
The court will accept payments in cash in person at the San Robles Courthouse
and give you a receipt.
Hire a San Luis Obispo (SLO) Attorney
Although hiring an attorney for parking tickets may seem like overkill,
when you have hundreds or thousands of dollars in parking tickets, it
may be your best choice to get a traffic ticket defender to assist you
to get those tickets dismissed or reduced. In SLO, just one parking ticket
can be near $200. How many do you have in your glove compartment?
In SLO, Mark Bigger and Paul Harman are traffic ticket defenders who represent
their clients in traffic court. Bigger & Harman, APC take pride in
defending the rights of the residents of SoCal and the Central Valley.
San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties in
SoCal county courts and all the Central Valley traffic courts. When traffic
court’s in session you may find Mark Bigger, Paul Harman or another
member of their legal team in Paso Robles, SLO, Bakersfield, Delano, Mojave,
Barstow, LA or any of the other large cities in Central Valley or SoCal.
Call Bigger & Harman, 661-349-9300, or email:
email@example.com when you need legal advice or counsel or would like a traffic ticket attorney
to represent you in court.
For most people, going to court at the Paso Robles Courthouse and trying
to negotiable multiple tickets is an overwhelming experience so hiring
an attorney is a good choice. An attorney may be less expensive, in the
long run, as an attorney may get the fines reduced to a reasonable amount
or dismissed entirely, you can use the website
contact form for your convenience.
Read the write-up on
Nolo.com or check their reviews on
Yelp to discover what family, friends, and neighbors have said about Bigger
& Harman, a Central Valley traffic ticket legal team.
Se habla Español 661.349.9755.