Failure to Appear – FTA – VC 40508a
in Los Angeles
Is your license suspended because you forgot about a traffic ticket in Los Angeles County and now the court wants you to pay a huge fine because of a Failure To Appear in court (FTA)?
Call us immediately at 310-285-1516 to see how we can help you get your license back especially if your ticket is now being handled by GC Services collection agency.
Huge Fine for FTA?
Did you get a traffic ticket and did not deal with it, and now :-
- Huge fine – You have received a letter from the court or GC Services indicating you owe a huge fine oftentimes over $1,000 dollars for a Failure To Appear (FTA) – California Vehicle Code section 40508
- Suspended License – Your license has been suspended by the DMV or is about to be suspended?
Driving on a Suspended License
It is very dangerous to drive around on a suspended license because if you get pulled over, your problems will only get worse as :-
- The police have the power to impound your car for 30 days
- Then you have to go to court where you face a driving on a suspended license charge (VC 14601.1) which is a misdemeanor and can result in, at a minimum,:-
- $1,000 fine
- 2 points on your license
- and a criminal record.
Act immediately – buy a DMV Abstract
The best thing to do in this situation is to go to court and buy a DMV abstract so you can clear up this Failure To Appear (FTA) with the California DMV paving the way for you getting your license back.
A DMV Abstract costs $10 and, in about 24 hours if you get an Abstract, the FTA (Failure To Appear) will clear from your DMV license record if the Court sends it electronically to the DMV.
Second, instead of just paying off the big fine we recommend that you get a court date and try to fight the charges and the fine.
Warrant for your arrest
Failure to appear in court for a license violation will usually result in a warrant for your arrest – 40508a Warrant.
We can help get your license back
Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney
We can do all of this for you so you do not have to go to court :-
Call us immediately (310) 285-1516 for a free legal consultation. We can help make this headache go away.