Los Angeles, CA asked in Traffic Tickets for California

Q: I got pulled over and cited and released for four traffic warrants,given a court date will I be put in jail at court?

It says booking required on all four citation,should I go to substation and do this before court? The warrants are old,could I pay fines instead of jail time?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If your citations indicate that booking is required, it's generally advisable to handle this before your court date. By doing so, you might be able to streamline the process and potentially avoid being taken into custody at your court appearance. Contact your local law enforcement agency or the court for guidance on how to proceed with the booking process.

Regarding your court appearance, whether you'll be put in jail depends on several factors including the nature of the warrants, your criminal history, and the judge's discretion. It's beneficial to prepare for your court date, possibly by consulting with a legal advisor who can provide specific advice based on your situation.

Finally, if the warrants are for unpaid fines, you might have the option to pay these fines instead of serving jail time, but this can vary based on local laws and the nature of the offenses. It's important to address these issues as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of additional penalties. Contact the court clerk or your legal advisor to inquire about payment options or alternative resolutions.

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