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DMV Hold & DMV Abstract

DMV Hold  & DMV Abstract


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We can help get your license back in Los Angeles

What is a DMV Hold on your license?

Failure to deal with a traffic ticket in a timely manner will result in the court contacting the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to have your license suspended or a DMV Hold placed on it until you resolve your traffic ticket.

A DMV hold on your drivers license results in one or both of the following :-

  • The inability to renew your license
  • A suspension or revocation of your licensing privileges.
Traffic Ticket Due Date

traffic ticket due dateWhen you are given a traffic ticket, you will see a court date is listed at the bottom of the traffic ticket. If you fail to take any action on this ticket and you do not appear in court by the due date on the bottom of your ticket, you will be charged with a Failure To Appear (VC 40509.5 holds).

Don’t expect a reminder from the Court

dmv hold letter from traffic courtMany people fail to appear in court because they are waiting on a letter from the Traffic Court. Unfortunately many times the court does not send a courtesy letter about your ticket and many people fail to appear in court by the due date listed at the bottom of their traffic ticket.

The consequences of Failure To Appear

When you fail to appear in court by the due date on your traffic ticket, the Court will contact the DMV and if applicable to the charge, a DMV hold may be placed on your driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles, resulting in the inability to renew your license and/or a suspension or revocation of your license privileges to your California drivers license.

Oftentimes people have no idea there is a DMV hold on their license until they try to renew their license or renew their insurance and then they find out their license is suspended or cannot be renewed.

Please contact us.
We help people remove their DMV hold so they can get their license back.

What is a DMV Abstract?

DMV Abstracts are no longer available

STARTING APRIL 6, 2015 THE TRAFFIC CLERKS AT ALL LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURTHOUSES STOPPED SELLING DMV ABSTRACTS –This is a very disappointing decision by the Los Angeles Superior Court. THIS WILL NOW MOST LIKELY MAKE IT HARDER AND MORE EXPENSIVE FOR YOU TO CLEAR UP YOUR LICENSE.

Please feel free to CALL US TO DISCUSS YOUR TICKET AND LICENSE SITUATION to see what your options are.

A DMV Abstract used to be available from the court to clear up FTAs or Holds on your license. A DMV abstract was basically an email from the traffic court to the DMV informing the DMV that you are now taking care of your traffic ticket so that consequently the DMV would remove the hold or Failure to Appear (FTA) on your suspended license allowing you to get your license back.

As stated above, all Los Angeles Superior Courhouses have stopped selling DMV Abstracts as of April 6, 2015.

Failing to Appear Twice

If you have failed to appear twice, then call us because we can sometimes help clear your license.

We can help with your DMV Hold in Los Angeles County

Please call us at  (310) 285-1516 to speak with a Los Angeles Traffic Attorney for a free legal consultation TO DISCUSS YOUR TICKET AND LICENSE SITUATION to see what your options are.

Out of state or out of town
warrant out of stateIf you live out of state or outside of Los Angeles county, please call us if you need help.

Situations where we cannot help

Note – if you have already seen a Judge and plead guilty or no contest, and you failed to pay your fine or do your community service by the due date, and the court says your traffic ticket is now a “matter set for compliance”: This means the only way you can get your license back is to pay the fine that GC Services (a collection agency) is charging you. WE CANNOT HELP YOU get your license back if you have already seen a Judge and failed to pay the fine or do the community service by the due and your matter is set for compliance.

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