DMV Abstracts are no longer available
What is a DMV Abstract or Court Abstract?
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 to buy a DMV abstract.
It is now harder to get your license back
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.