Q: I got a seatbelt ticket wile I was a minor and I guess in the state of California I have to appear in court for that.
The deputy said that I will get a court date in the mail because it wasn't on my ticket but I never have received anything. What should I do?
A: The place where you signed your ticket says the last date and time for you to appear on the ticket, and your signature is your promise to appear. If you do not show, it will be an additional $300 assessment. The location of the Courthouse at which you must appear is also there. Some courts send "courtesy notices" but you have to appear whether you get one or not. You can also go in WITH YOUR PARENT, and schedule an appearance with the clerk any day they are taking TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENTS. If your parent is there you can handle the whole thing at once and in one appearance, if you go in alone you will be given a date to return with your parent.
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