Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sacramento Traffic Court Amnesty Program

January 1st, 2012 through June 30th, 2012

Amnesty Program - external link

The California Legislature passed Vehicle Code 42008.7, a one-time statewide amnesty program for certain offenses. The balance of qualifying Court fines, due on or before December 31, 2008, may be reduced by 50 percent. Cases filed with the Criminal Court (Certain Misdemeanor or Felony violations) are not included in this program.

You must contact the court and request to participate in the Amnesty Program. In order to qualify, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You do not owe victim restitution within Sacramento County.
  • You do not have an outstanding warrant within Sacramento County.
  • The fines/fees that are being reduced, are not for a DUI or reckless driving violation.
  • Your case must have been filed with the court or your fine ordered by the court on or before December 31, 2008.
  • Your case has not had any payments made since December 31, 2008.
  • Your case has not had a Civil Assessment for failure to appear or failure to pay imposed on or after January 1, 2009.
  • You must complete and sign the Court Amnesty Affidavit or verbally agree to the terms over the phone.
  • If the amount due is reduced under this program, you must pay the balance in full with guaranteed funds. Accepted forms of payment are Cash, Cashier’s Check, Credit Card, or Money Order. No personal checks will be accepted.

If you request to participate and your payment is accepted, the Court will confirm your eligibility for this program. No release of your driver’s license will be processed until the Court has verified you are eligible for the amnesty program. You will be notified via mail regarding the final status of your case.

If it is determined that you are not eligible for the amnesty program, you will not receive a refund. The payment will be applied to your case and you will be responsible for the remaining balance.

For additional information, contact the Carol Miller Justice Center