San Marcos, CA asked in Traffic Tickets for California

Q: Can I still request for traffic school after my date on the bottom of my speeding ticket?

I didn't know I had to request for traffic school from the court. The date on the bottom of my speeding ticket says 7/29/21, I have paid my fine before that date already so I didn't show up to court but didn't know I had to request the court if I can do traffic school. I never received the courtesy letter and this is my first ticket so I didn't know I had to request, I was just under the assumption that I had 90 days after date I paid off the ticket to complete traffic school. Is it too late for me to ask the court? if so, what are my options?

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

A: You can go to court and explain all this to the judge and ask to change your plea from Guilty to Requesting Traffic School. Usually you do this before you pay off the ticket. The Court is not obligated to allow you this change. 90 days is the time you are allowed to complete traffic school-WHEN THE COURT ORDERS THAT AS YOUR SENTENCE.

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