Failure to Appear & Collections
Additional statewide information regarding traffic self-help is available on the California Courts website.
If you fail to submit all required monies and documents to the court by the continuance date granted by either the judge or the court clerk, the case will be considered "FTA" with an additional $200.00 added to the original bail. Once the case goes FTA and you still have not taken care of the case it will be turned over to Financial Credit Network for collections with up to an additional $100.00 civil assessment added to the bail.
If the case has been turned over to Financial Credit Network, you must contact them to determine the total due. They may be contacted at 1-800-540-9011 (from Canada: 1-559-733-7550). You may make partial payments to Financial Credit Network in any amount; however, if your driver’s license has been held at the DMV as a result of the case in question, the hold will not be lifted until you have paid Financial Credit Network in full with verified funds such as a cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.
Pay in Full
If your case is in "Failure to Appear" status, pay your bail in full.
If your case is in collections, pay your monthly payment.