If you fail to appear in court for your traffic ticket, the DMV will then most likely suspend your license for this Failure To Appear - FTA (VC 40509.5 holds or DMV hold). The best way to remove this failure to appear off your license used to be to buy a DMV abstract from the traffic clerk.
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.
All Los Angeles Superior Court traffic clerks have stopped selling DMV Abstracts as of April 6, 2015; so it is now harder to get your license back.
Getting your license back
Save Your License
Did you receive a letter from the DMV?
If you received a letter from the DMV stating that the DMV is going to suspend your license very soon because you failed to appear in court for a traffic ticket, then please call us immediately as we often can use this DMV letter to see a Judge right away for you. We usually can clear up your license in 24 to 48 hours and before the suspension date so your license does not get suspended on the date listed in the DMV letter sent to you.
Please feel free to CALL US TO DISCUSS YOUR TICKET AND LICENSE SITUATION to see what your options are (310) 285-1516.
We can often help people clear up their license without having to pay any money to GC services, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP or Harris and Harris Ltd (collection agencies in Los Angeles County).
- WE SPECIALIZE IN NEGLIGENT OPERATOR DMV HEARINGS
- WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR DMV HEARING SO YOU CAN KEEP DRIVING
- WE HANDLE DMV NEGLIGENT OPERATOR HEARINGS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITH ALL DRIVER SAFETY OFFICES
- WE’VE BEEN HELPING PEOPLE SAVE THEIR LICENSES FOR OVER 20 YEARS
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 "failure to pay": This means the only way you can get your license back is to pay the fine that GC services, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP or Harris and Harris Ltd (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 date and your ticket status is "failure to pay".If you are in this situation and you call us, unfortunately, the only advice we can offer you is to speak to the traffic clerk at the courthouse to go over your options.