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If you want to take care of a Citation with only correctable violations (aka “fix-it ticket”) or a citation with both correctable and non-correctable violations

 

  1. A correctable citation (fix-it ticket) can come in two forms
    1. a “Notice to Appear” citation with
      1. only correctable violations 
      2. a citation with both correctable violations and non-correctable violations
    1. a “Notice to Correct Violation”
      1. “Notice to Correct Violation” is a special kind of citation that is only for correctable violations.  Notice of Corrections requires you to correct the violation directly with the issuing law enforcement agency within 30 days and there will be no correction fees involved.  However, if you fail to deliver proof of correction as required your “Notice to Correction” violation(s) will be referred to the court and there will be a substantial penalty added.
        1. When referred to the court your “Notice to Correction” violations has become a “correctable citation” with the court
        1. You can still provide proof of correction with the court.  You will receive a courtesy bail notice.  However, you will need to pay a $25 processing fee for each violation and the substantial penalty.

 

  1. A “Notice to Appear” citation with only correctable violations and a citation with both correctable and non-correctable violations cannot be taken care of online and must be taking care of using the instructions on the back of your citation and with further instructions below.

 

  1. If you correct the correctable violations in a timely manner, any fine imposed for that correctable violation will be removed and you will only need to pay is a $25 processing fee for each correctable violation. 
    1. Faxing or emailing proof of correction will not take care of your correctable citation.  The court requires that you mail to the court your correctable citation, proof of correction and $25 processing fee for each correctable violation.
    1. If your correctable violation was for failure to provide proof of insurance, the fine will be removed if you provide proof you were insured at the time of the violation and you will only need to pay a $25 processing fee.
      1. If you weren’t insured at the time you were cited, proof that you obtained insurance coverage after being cited will reduce your fine.

 

  1. To take care of the correctable citation, you need to come to court or mail to the court the citation, “proof of correction” and $25 processing fee for each correctable violation.  You cannot correct your citation online.  You can go online to pay the entire bail/fine amount imposed if you choose not to correct your violations.
    1. Correctable citation, proof of correction and the processing fee should be mailed to: Mono County Superior Court, PO Box 1037, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. 

 

  1. Proof needed for correctable violation(s)
    1. You must get the violation(s) corrected and provide proof to the court of the correction(s).  Correctable violations come in two types, a problem with your vehicle that needs to be fixed or the driver not having proof of insurance or registration:
      1. The proof the court needs for a correctable violation based on a problem with your vehicle that needs to be fixed is a law enforcement officer signing off on the back of your citation that the problem has been corrected
        1. You must mail to the court the signed off the citation and $25 processing fee for each correctable violation.  Mailing or emailing the court pictures of claimed fixes will not be accepted.
          1. You can go to any local law enforcement station where you live, they should be willing to help you sign-off on your citation if you can show that you made the required correction. 
            1. Even a law enforcement officer from another state can sign off on a correction if you’re not a resident of California.
      1. The Proof the court needs for correctable violation based on the driver not having valid vehicle registration is the following
        1. You must mail to the court either
          1. Your citation with a sign off on the back by a law enforcement officer verifying you have vehicle registration
          2. or proof of vehicle registration to the court
        1. What if you didn’t have valid vehicle registration and you’re not the owner of the vehicle you were driving?
          1. If you’re driving a rental vehicle or a commercial vehicle, then it is the owner’s responsibility to provide valid registration and the owner will be contacted directly to do so.
          2. If you’re driving a person is private vehicle, such as a friend’s car, if the owner of the vehicle is not in the vehicle at the time you are stopped and cited, you will be responsible for providing proof of valid vehicle registration

 

      1. The proof the court needs for correctable violation based on the driver not having proof of insurance
        1. You must mail to the court your citation and proof of insurance.  A law enforcement officer cannot sign off verifying you have proof of insurance
          1. What if you didn’t have insurance coverage at the time you were cited but you provide the court proof of insurance that you obtained insurance after you were cited? 
            1. The fine for driving without insurance will be reduced with your proof that you obtained insurance coverage after you were cited.

 

  1.  How to take care of citation with both correctable and non-correctable violation(s)
    1. You can take care of a citation with both correctable and non-correctable violations in the same manner you take care of a correctable citation, mailing to the court the citation, proof of correction and $25 processing fee for each correctable violation.  The difference is you still have non-correctable violations that you will need to deal with.
      1. If you don’t want to contest your non-correctable violations, the easiest thing to do is to wait for the “courtesy notice” that the court will mail you which will tell you the exact amount you need to pay if you correct your correctable violations and if you do not correct your violations.
      1. If you want to contest your non-correctable violations, then you can still correct your correctable violations by either:
        1. mail proof of correction and correct amount of processing fee with the original citation to the court.  It’s recommended that you make a copy of original since you will be contesting your non-correctable violations,
        1. or you can present your proof of correction when you appear in court to contest your citation

 

 

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