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Why did I receive a Courtesy Notice?

The courtesy notice is not required by law but is mailed as a service of the court to provide you with information to help you with your ticket. Your courtesy notice is created when the ticket information is entered in the Los Angeles Superior Court’s traffic management system and is usually mailed to you 3 to 4 weeks after you receive a ticket. Your courtesy notice will tell you the:

  • Amount of your fine including penalty assessment and fees
  • Amount due for traffic school if you are eligible to attend
  • Amount due for correctable violation
  • Options for entering a not guilty plea to have a court trial or trial by written declaration
  • Options for requesting an arraignment hearing
  • Important
  • If you do not receive a courtesy notice, you must still take action on your ticket by the due date given.
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