Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment w/ Declaration in Suport
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If you have a California Traffic Ticket case with a failure to appear - the court probably added a "Civil Assessment" fee to the case and suspended your drivers license. Sound familiar?
If that is your case, we wrote this self help template form for you. This is a multi-county Petition / Motion to Vacate the Civil Assessment made under Authority of CA Penal Code 1214.1(d).
It is an Attorney written, ready to file self help form. It includes all the important legal issues to challenge the Civil Assessment.
It is complete with a Petition made up of legal arguments in the "Points and Authorities" and a supporting Declaration of Defendant. It is editable. Use it "as is" if it fits your case, or as a basis for your own ideas. Comes with clear instructions. We try to answer all basic questions about using it.
"I did my best to write a winning, pursuansive Motion here that anyone can use." - Attorney Christopher Dort
This template was edited for 2016 to address changes in the law effective 09/2015. You can use this form as is, or you can attach it to a local Peition Form the court gives you.
This is one challenge that can be made on a Traffic Ticket Failure to Appear case in CA. Other items we recommend for fighting a failure to appear case are:
Motion to Dismiss in the Interests of Justice
Demand for Trial After Civil Assessment
Demand for New Trial After Trial In Absentia
or the Complete Failure to Appear Package (this form is part of that package).
We wish you luck!
*Thank you! Refund policy: This is a professional service offer that is not returnable. Refund available only if Attorney cannot provide upto 30 minutes of coaching to customer within 48 hours of purchase upon request. We cannot guarantee you will win your case. See full terms.
Updated May 2016