Demand for Trial After Civil Assesment (PC 1214.1)
Traffic Ticket in Collections with a Civil Assessment (Penal Code 1214.1(a)) and a Veh Code 40509.5 Hold Drivers License Suspension?
If you have a California traffic court case with a Failure to Appear that was sent to collections, this form was written for you. If the Court clerk or Collection Agency says they will not allow a court date, says there is nothing you can do, this form may help.
If you have not had a trial, you still have the right to a trial - especially on Vehicle Code 40508(a) misdemeanor failure to appear charges.
Use this proven legal self help form to Demand an "In Person Arraignment", and Trial even after a PC 1214.1 civil assessment.
This form has worked in at least 3 different CA counties so far, and has saved at least one user more that $1100. It is based on the right to trial inherent in a VC40508a charge, and Penal Code 1214.1(d), which gives you the right to challenge a Civil Assessment Penalty.
It was drafted in ready to file format by California Trial Attorney and www.TrafficCourtPros.com founder, Christopher Dort and designed to work and create issues for appeal to Federal Court if necessary. It has worked to get court dates and/or dismissals for many users in at least 3 CA Counties so far (see Testimonial #1, #2). Here is an actual, 2012 review:
"Just wanted to write to say what an amazing service you offer. I was
unfairly being charged $666 for a $25 fix-it ticket that the court
said they never received. The matter went into collections and I was
told that there was nothing I could do about it by the local
department of revenue...that it was out of the courts hands now and
that I just had to pay the fine. I was frustrated that I was being
denied due process, but I read your blog and thought that a fight was
worth a shot. By taking your "Demand for Trial After Civil Assesment"
document and modifying the declaration to tell my side of the story,
the court dismissed all charges without even needing to appear in
court! Thank you so much for helping the little guy stand up to the
courts. It feels good to know that we still live in a society where
nothing, not even the courts are above the law, and your blog made me
realize that. - J"
This legal self help form is intentionally designed to create targeted, clear legal issues for Appeal if you are really pissed off and it gets denied. It comes with Clear instructions on how to file, and we give Free help for this form at www.TrafficCourtBlog.com. Just fill out the fields, print, and get it to the court. Includes detailed instructions and explanation.
"My opinion is that you cannot trust or believe what a collection agency tells you about your right to a court date on a court case. They are not court employees. They do not understand the law. They cannot magically make your right to a trial go away - even if they tell you they can." - Attorney C. Dort
Comes with letter to clerk for filing by mail if needed.