Question: Can I Contest After Paying Bail? I just learned about your site. I did not ask to contest and already mailed in my bail. Can I still contest this violation after sending in the bail payment?
Answer: MAYBE. You’d should go to court immediately and request a Trial by Declaration. If you just sent in payment, they will probably let you contest. If the court already reported a conviction to the DMV (that is, if you sent in payment many weeks or months ago) it is less likely that they will allow you to contest. Still, it’s certainly worth a shot. Go to court ASAP and request a Trial by Declaration. Insist on asking a judge if the clerk blows you off.
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