Friday, August 7, 2015

California courts launch amnesty program on old traffic tickets. Starting Oct. 1, old traffic tickets can be paid off at half the amount owed Suspended licenses will be reinstated

In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets, and the program will run through March 31, 2017.

Who is eligible: Those with unpaid tickets whose fines were due to be paid or who had a court date on or before Jan. 1, 2013.

Those who are now making payments on their tickets that were due both before and after Jan. 1, 2013 are eligible to have their driver’s license reinstated but are not eligible for a reduction in the amount owed, according to an announcement Thursday by Tulare County Superior Court.

All Superior Courts in California are participating in the amnesty program.