Los Angeles County Police and your traffic ticket
For a list of Los Angeles County Police Departments, see below.
Los Angeles County Police Departments
Los Angeles County has several different Police Departments for the various cities within it, as well as one for Los Angeles Airport.
Los Angeles City itself has the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), but other cities in Los Angeles County either operate their own Police Department, or they are policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), which also operates the courts in their areas.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is a law enforcement agency for the State of California, that works in conjunction with local Police Departments and the County Sheriff’s Department.
Signing your Traffic Citation (ticket)
So it is possible to be given a traffic ticket by a Police Officer, a Deputy Sheriff, or a Highway Patrol Officer, depending upon your location. They will ask you to sign the traffic ticket and when you do so, you are actually signing that you agree to resolve the ticket and/or go to court if that is required. It is not an admission of guilt. If however you do not resolve your ticket and/or go to court, this will result in a misdemeanour charge, which is a criminal offence.
If you refuse to sign the ticket, the officer concerned may arrest you to bring you up before a judge straight away, however if a judge is not immediately available, this may then involve being put in jail, to wait until such time that you can be brought before a judge when the court is in session.
You must resolve your traffic ticket with the court, not the Police department
Once you have been issued with a traffic ticket, and assuming that you have signed it, the police have no further role to play, apart from appearing in court when your case comes up. This means that you cannot go to a police station or sheriff’s office to resolve or dispute your traffic ticket; you must deal with the nominated court. You will find the name of the court written at the bottom of your traffic ticket.
What happens if you lose your traffic ticket?
If you lose your traffic ticket, you cannot go to a police station or sheriff’s office, you must address the issue with the court system. You can go to the LA Superior Court Online website, where you can search for traffic tickets based on your driver’s license number. See check the status of your traffic ticket.
Check the status of your traffic ticket
The first thing you should do if you have a traffic ticket problem in Los Angeles is go to the Los Angeles Superior Court website to check the status of your traffic ticket.
Los Angeles County Police DepartmentsWe can help you with traffic tickets from the following Police Departments in Los Angeles county
|Los Angeles Police Department|
|Alhambra Police Department|
|Azusa Police Department|
|Baldwin Park Police Department|
|Bell Garden Police Department|
|Bell Police Department|
|Beverly Hills Police Department|
|Beverly Hills Traffic Tickets|
|Burbank Police Department|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Altadena|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Baldwin Park|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Central Los Angeles (CLA)|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Newhall|
|California Highway Patrol CHP Santa Fe Springs|
|California Highway Patrol CHP South Los Angeles (SLA)|
|California Highway Patrol CHP West LA|
|California Highway Patrol CHP West Valley (WV)|
|CHP - California Highway Patrol|
|Covina Police Department|
|CSU Dominguez Police|
|CSU Northridge Police|
|Culver City Police Department|
|Downey Police Department|
|El Monte Police Department|
|El Segundo Police Department|
|Gardena Police Department|
|Glendale Police Department|
|Glendora Police Department|
|Hawthorne Police Department|
|Hermosa Beach Police Department|
|Huntington Park Police Department|
|Inglewood Police Department|
|LAPD Central Traffic Division|
|LAPD Pacific Division|
|LAPD South Traffic Division|
|LAPD Valley Division|
|LAPD Valley Traffic Division|
|LAPD West LA Division|
|LAPD, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), West Traffic Division|
|Long Beach Police Department|
|Los Angeles Airport Police Department|
|Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Lost Hills station in Malibu|
|Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Marina Del Rey|
|Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, Santa Clarita|
|Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, West Hollywood|
|Los Angeles World Airport Police Department|
|Manhattan Beach Police Department|
|Monrovia Police Department|
|Montebello Police Department|
|Monterey Park Police Department|
|Palos Verdes Estates Police Department|
|Palos Verdes Police Department|
|Pasadena Police Department|
|Pomona Police Department|
|Redondo Beach Police Department|
|San Fernando Police Department|
|San Gabriel Police Department|
|San Marino Police Department|
|Sierra Madre Police Department|
|Signal Hill Police Department|
|South Gate Police Department|
|South Pasadena Police Department|
|Torrance Police Department|
|UCLA Police Department|
|University of California Police department|
|West Covina Police Department|
|Whittier Police Department|
We can help with your Traffic Ticket problems
See Traffic Ticket Help for a list of the problems we help with.