If you have a Los Angeles traffic ticket with GC Services, they may ask you: Do you want to take our new deal?
It’s really not much of a deal, but what they are offering is for you to make a down payment on the total fine GC Services says you owe (which, by the way, in an inflated amount), and in exchange, they will notify the DMV to release the 40509.5 hold on your driver’s license for that ticket.
Downsides of GC Services’ New “Deal”
The downside of taking the new deal is that by paying GC Services you are waiving your right to have a court hearing on your matter. If you never showed up in traffic court on your traffic ticket and the reason the ticket is now with GC Services is because you have an FTA charge, you still have a right to a court hearing.
Often GC Services will lie to you and tell you there is nothing to do but pay them, but the truth is that if you have a failure to appear in traffic court, you don’t have to pay GC Services.
An experienced traffic ticket attorney can contact GC Services for you, put your case back in court, get the hold removed from your license, and get your fines reduced or your ticket dismissed with the judge.
Another reason you shouldn’t take the deal is because you’ll be convicted of all charges automatically, and charged the maximum amount for each, PLUS you’ll have to pay GC Services their collections fee.
By fighting your case in court, you have an opportunity to keep points off of your DMV record, get your fines reduced, and get your failure to appear charge reduced from a misdemeanor to an infraction (if not dismissed altogether).
Get Help With Your Traffic Ticket in Collections With GC Services
I am a traffic defense attorney familiar with GC Services and how they work.
I can help you get your license back and resolve your ticket efficiently. Before you pay GC Services, you should contact me for a free consultation.