If you have a “Correctable Violations” often called the “Fix-It Tickets” then contact Ticket Crushers to get the citation crushed. We can present the proof of correction to fix the ticket. Many traffic ticket issued in San Francisco are “correctable violation” or a “fix-it” tickets. Your “Notice to Appear” should have the “yes” box checked below “Correctable Violation.” Keep in mind that delinquent citations are not eligible for compliance and the citations must be paid in full.
Additionally, a courtesy notice sent by the Traffic Court in San Francisco may explain that you can pay for the violation or simply show proof of correction. If you show proof of correction, your attorney can help you resolve the citation by just paying a dismissal fee so that the court will dismiss the relevant charge.
Correctable violations issued in San Francisco include:
- “No plates” under California Vehicle Code 5200;
- Expired/missing registration tags” under California Vehicle Code 5204A;
- No Tabs / Expired Tabs under V5204A) – Place the current tab in the appropriate location on the rear plate. If you do not have the current tab, go to to the DMV immediately to replace it or have new tabs issued.
- No Front / Back Plate (V5200) – Mount plate(s) in the appropriate location on the front / rear bumper. If you do not have a front / rear place then go to the DMV immediately to replace it or have new places issued.
- Plates Mounting (V5201) – Mount plate(s) in the appropriate location on the front / rear bumper.
- Plate Cover (V5201F) – Remove the plate cover.
- Insurance violations—when the officer said you failed to provide proof of insurance even though you actually insurance coverage at the time the citation was issued.
- Car registration violations—which can include expired registration if you had registration but the officer said you did not present it;
- Driver’s license violations—when you did not have a valid driver’s license with you when the citation was issued because it was expired; or
- Equipment violations—when you were cited for an equipment violation but now have proof that the equipment has been fixed (for example, when a tail light was broken).
By fixing the problem, we can get an authorized person to sign the “Certificate of Correction” part of your ticket. We then take the proof of correction to the court and pay the dismissal fee before the deadline. We then check your ticket or contact the court to see if the court accepts proof of correction by mail. Or your attorney can set the case for a hearing to ask the court to dismiss the ticket. If the ticket is dismissed, then it will not go on your driving record.
We then take the ticket with proof of correction to the court before the deadline listing on the citation so that the citation can be dismissed.
Getting Your Proof though a “Certificate of Correction” Signed
The attorneys at Ticket Crushers in San Francisco can help you get the (citation) signed by an authorized person. Let our experienced traffic ticket attorneys in San Francisco help you crush that citation. Call 1 (866) 842-5384 today.
If your attorney provides proof of correction for a specified violation of the Vehicle Code, then under Section 40303.5, your attorney can get the citation dismissed upon proof of correction. To get the citation dismissed, your attorney must show that none of the following conditions of exist under Rule 850, California Rules of Court; Vehicle Code section 40610(b)). Those conditions include:
- The violator does not agree to or cannot promptly correct the violation.
- The violation represents an immediate safety hazard;
- Evidence of fraud or persistent neglect;
An attorney can help you determine which Certifying Agency can certify your violation as having been corrected. The court clerk in San Francisco, or the DMV will certify registration and drivers license violations. Due to specialized training required for equipment requirements, many commercial vehicle violations are not inspected by Court Services Division. For those citations, your attorney will help you obtain proof of correction from the agency that issued the citation (often called the “issuing agency”) or the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
In San Francisco, some violations handled by Court Services Division require a certificate from an Official Smog, Headlamp or Brake Station. You can find inspection stations in the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) at www.smogcheck.ca.gov or the telephone book yellow pages under “automotive repair, headlamp and brake inspection station” for inspection stations. Find the Vehicle Code sections at www.leginfo.ca.gov.
Official Inspection Station Certification
An official inspection station certification is required for the following offenses:
|24003||Vehicle With Unauthorized Lamps||Sheriff||Required|
|24252(a–c)||Maintenance of Lamps and Devices Required||Sheriff||Required|
|24253(a)||Battery Requirements for Vehicle—Lighting Equipment||Sheriff||Required|
|24253(b)||Battery Requirements for Motorcycle—Lighting Equipment||Sheriff||Required|
|24402(a,b)||Auxiliary Driving and Passing Lamps Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24403||Fog Lamps Not to Be Used in Place of Headlamps||Sheriff||Required|
|24404(a,b)||Spotlamps—Number and Wattage Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|24407(a)||High Beams —Adjustment Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|24407(b)||Low Beams—Adjustment Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|24410(a)||Single Beams—Adjustment/Intensity Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24600(a–f)||Tail Lamp Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24602(a,b)||Fog Tail Lamp Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24603(a–g)||Stop Lamp Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24606(a,b,d)||Backup Lamp Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24606(c)||Backup Lamps—When Not to Be Lighted||Sheriff||Required|
|24609||Vehicle Reflector Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24610||Truck Reflector Requirements and Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|24952||Visibility Requirement of Signals||Sheriff||Required|
|25102||Lamps on Sides of Vehicles—Specifications||Sheriff||Required|
|25650||Motorcycle Headlight Requirements||Sheriff||Required|
|25650.5||Headlight Equipment for Post-1978 Motorcycles||Sheriff||Required|
|25651(a,c)||Headlamp Requirements on Motor-Driven Cycles||Sheriff||Required|
|25803(a,b)||Lamp/Reflector Requirements—Certain Vehicles||Sheriff||Required|
|25803(c)||Lamp/Reflector/Flag Requirements—Load in Excess of 100-Inch Outside Width||Sheriff||Required|
|25805||Lamps on Forklift Trucks Required||Sheriff||Required|
|25950(a,b)||Color Requirements of Lights Visible to Front and Rear||Sheriff||Required|
|25951||Lamps Over 300 Candlepower—Restrictions||Sheriff||Required|
|26451(a–c)||Parking Brake Requirements Defined||Sheriff||Required|
|26452||Adequate Brakes After Engine Failure Required||Sheriff||Required|
|26453||Condition of Brakes to Be Maintained||Sheriff||Required|
|26454(a,b)||Control and Stopping Requirements Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|26457||Stopping Ability of Certain Vehicles Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|26458(a)||Braking System Required for Certain Vehicles/Combinations||Sheriff||Required|
|26502(a)||Airbrake Requirements Specified||Sheriff||Required|
|26503||Airbrake Safety Valve to Be Maintained in Good Condition||Sheriff||Required|
|26505||Pressure Gauge Required||Sheriff||Required|
|26506(a)||Air Pressure Warning Device Required||Sheriff||Required|
|26507||Check Valve Required||Sheriff||Required|
|26520||Vacuum Gauge Required to Be Visible and Accurate at All Times||Sheriff||Required|
|26521||Audible/Visible Power Brake System Warning Device Required||Sheriff||Required|
|26522||Check Valve Required on Vacuum-Assisted Power Brake Systems||Sheriff||Required|
Correctable Violations (“Fix-It” Tickets) in California – Visit the website of the California Courts, the Judicial Branch of California to find out more about the Correctable Violations (Fix-It Tickets) and Getting Proof of Correction.
Parking Citation in San Francisco – Go to the website of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency if you were cited for a parking violation or “fix-it” compliance ticket in the City and County of San Francisco. For example, if you were issued a citation for a compliance violation then your attorney can provide proof of correction by having any California law enforcement officer sign the back of the ticket or, if you no longer have the ticket, complete the Proof of Correction Form.SFMTA Customer Service Center
ATTN: Compliance Tickets
11 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
Information on Moving Violation Citations from the San Francisco Police Department – Visit the website of the City and County of San Francisco to find information on parking citations and moving violations in San Francisco.
Moving Violations in the San Francisco Traffic Court Division – If you were cited for a moving violation in the City and County of San Francisco, then the citation is processed by:Superior Court of San Francisco Traffic Division
Hall Of Justice
850 Bryant Street, Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103
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