What You Need to Know About California’s Traffic Proposal Decriminalizing Most Tickets

Date Posted: 06/05/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

California’s court leaders plan to send the Legislature a proposal to make traffic violations civil offenses, removing them from the criminal arena.

The plan would protect drivers from possible arrest and massive fines for failing to show up on the date written on a ticket.

The proposal, strongly backed by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, is in the drafting stage. Court leaders hope to work with the Legislature next year to adopt a final plan.

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