South Lake Tahoe, CA asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for California

Q: If my truancy ticket was from 2 years ago and i havent gotten reached out to pay it. Do i still have to?

I was caught leaving campus and they told me i would need to pay it off but i didn’t have the money and i finally found my ticket should i still pay it? Or is it wiped off my record? I stopped leaving campus after the ticket.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Computers have memories longer than an elephant. You need to search the courthouse records where the ticket was issued to see what the status is. You can do this online using the ticket number or you can go to the courthouse when it reopens to the public to check it on the clerk's computers. You may have received additional penalties for failing to appear and there may even be a warrant out for your arrest.

There is also a possibility that the ticket and FTA has been reported to the DMV, which is standard, and that will cause your license to be suspended.

This is not something to play around with and you need to get your record cleared, or at least make sure that it has been cleared.

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