Traffic Tickets

Missed Your Courtesy Notice on a Traffic Ticket? What to Do Next

What is a Courtesy Notice on a Traffic Ticket? If you didn't get a courtesy notice on your Los Angeles traffic ticket, you are not alone. A courtesy notice is a reminder of your date to either pay your ticket, or to fight it in traffic court. When you get pulled over by a CHP [...]

By | February 18th, 2013|

Don’t Pay a Traffic Ticket With GC Services

If you have a Los Angeles traffic ticket in collections with GC Services, you need to be aware of your rights and your options before deciding to pay them. GC Services is a collections agency who you may have heard from if you have failed to appear on a traffic ticket or failed to pay a [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|

Don’t Pay GC Services Under Their So-Called New Deal

GC Services is a collections agency that will contact you if you have a Los Angeles traffic ticket that you failed to appear on or pay on time. As of January 1, 2013, GC Services has a new trick up their sleeve to get you to pay. "Have you heard about our new deal?" they [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|

Don’t Pay GC Services if You Have a Suspended License

Who is GC Services, and When Should I Not Pay Them? GC Services collections agency ("GCS") is in contract with the Los Angles County Superior Court to collect on all unpaid traffic tickets under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Tickets will be sent to collections with GCS if you fall under one of these three scenarios: [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|

GC Services LP – What Happens If I’ve Made Partial Payment?

GC Services LP is the collections agency that contracts with Los Angeles County traffic courts to collect on unpaid Los Angeles traffic tickets. In this article I discuss two common questions I receive from my clients: Should I pay GC Services LP? What if I've already started to pay GC Services LP - is it [...]

By | January 19th, 2013|

What if I Have a 40508 Failure to Appear in Court on a Traffic Ticket?

Do you have a VC 40508 failure to appear in court? There are a few common reasons why this happens, often due to inadvertence more than blatant disregard for your court date: you forgot about your traffic court date; you were expecting a courtesy notice in the mail informing you of your traffic court date; [...]

By | January 16th, 2013|

What is a Moving Violation?

A "moving violation" is a particular type of traffic violation which results in a "p0int" going on your DMV record if you are convicted of that offense. If you get too many points on your DMV record within a certain period of time, then you can get your license suspended for being what the DMV [...]

By | January 5th, 2013|

GC Services LP – Don’t Pay Them!

GC Services LP is a collections agency that collects on unpaid traffic tickets for the Los Angeles Superior Court. If you were issued a Los Angeles traffic ticket and you also failed to appear in court, your matter will be referred to GC Services for collections. But don't pay GC Services until you've read this article, [...]

By | January 5th, 2013|

California Traffic Laws: Common Violations

As a Los Angeles traffic ticket attorney who has handled thousands of Los Angeles traffic tickets for my clients, I have noticed there are a handful of traffic tickets which seem to be the most common types of offenses drivers get written up for. Driving without valid registration, driving without insurance, and driving without a [...]

By | January 4th, 2013|