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2012: Public Amnesty for Divorce, Legal Separation, Paternity and Nullity in San Diego Superior Court

All persons who are legally separated, divorced, who have children who were not married at time of birth or conception and have a paternity case or even a nullity are eligible for amnesty through the San Diego Superior Court for all adult {and juvenile} California Vehicle Code and non Vehicle Code infraction violations. The time period for the amnesty is from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. It is essential to check with the San Diego Superior Court, or an experienced attorney, as some adult misdemeanor violations may also be included. The amnesty program allows a lump sum payment of fifty percent [50%] of the outstanding balance to completely satisfy the obligation ordered by the Court.

The requirements are as follows. First, you must have an outstanding traffic case in San Diego Superior Court in which a fine was due to be paid in full before January 1, 2009. Second, you must have either failed to pay the fine in full or failed to appear in court before January 1, 2009. Third, if you made payments, the last payment date must have been before January 1, 2009. Fourth, you cannot owe any restitution on any case to a victim in San Diego County. Finally, you must not have any outstanding felony or misdemeanor warrants in San Diego County where the violation was filed in San Diego County and an Amnesty Affidavit must be completed. Any San Diego Superior Court case with any failure to appear or any cases ordered to collections by the Court are not eligible. Assessments, base fine, late charges and other fees are all subject to the 50% reduction.

Driving under the influence, reckless driving and parking tickets are not eligible for the amnesty program. In addition, any “points” assessed by the DMV are not subject to the amnesty however, once the amount of the fine is paid per the terms of the amnesty, you can ask DMV to release any suspensions or holds. Payments can be made in any procedure accepted by the San Diego Superior Court which may include “plastic” as well as checks and cash.

Many who are in a paternity case, divorce, legal separation or nullity case have tickets which can qualify for the amnesty. In these family law cases, given the amount of child support or spousal support or division of assets and debts, one or both of the spouses or parents may not have had the means to pay the fine in full or may not have shown in court and a failure to appear was issued. This gives all the ability to try and satisfy this court obligation so that their drivers license can be valid and so that no delinquent obligations appear on their credit report as current obligations outstanding.

Please feel free to contact us for information on this amnesty program. The program ends on June 30, 2012 so time is of the essence.

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