Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX very helpful. I tried to call the court house today, but they only have automated responses - no help. How come the ticket is listed as a traffic ticket when I was on the beach with no car involved? Will I loose a point on my license if they don't accept my not guilty verdict.
called the court house
If you are found not guilty, the verdict is conclusive on the motor vehicles department. And because you were not in a vehicle I do not see how they can charge you with a traffic ticket anyway. I'd love to see the police report on this...Please tell me which State this happened in and what exactly the charge is.Thank you.
it was on Malibu beach - LASC - Malibu court house. My ticket has a cross in the nontraffic box and a line across the car info with PED written across it.
The letter I got from the superior court says due date 08/19/10 PED, violations(NNN) NNN-NNNN3E, then it goes on bla bla bla that I can self process my traffic citation on their website. I went on their website and called the court and it is listed under traffic violations.
They also sent an "additional information for processing your citation letter" that says frequently asked questions about traffic citations - It basically threatens that is will go on my driving record and that a point will be taken, that I can sign up for driving lessons etc
It doesn't make any sense as my car was no envolved and I wasn't driving.
It looks like you are charged with violating the LA County Code:17.12.320 Alcoholic beverages restricted.A person shall not enter, be or remain on any beach while in possession of any can, bottle, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage which has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed, or while consuming any alcoholic beverages except at a concession facility duly authorized by the board of supervisors or in connection with a special event duly authorized by the director of the department of beaches and harbors for which the sponsoring organization is properly licensed by the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The authority granted to the director under this section is personal and nondelegable. (Ord. 95-0036 § 4, 1995: Ord. 84-0153 § 3, 1984: Ord. 9767 Art. 3 § 48, 1969.)Fromhttp://search.municode.com/html/16274/index.htmThat is obviously not a traffic code violation and even if you were guilty it should not result in a point on your driving record.I think they probably use the same form letter for all citations, traffic and non-traffic.
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