How to fight Traffic citations in Santa Monica Courthouse
The best way to fight any traffic citation in Santa Monica Courthouse is through Trial by Declaration. At Ticket Ninja, we specialize in helping California motorists to fight their traffic ticket through the Trial by declaration process. With Trial by Declaration, you get two chances to win, and you do not have to go to court for this process. Please see full details here.
How to look up and find Traffic citations in Santa Monica Courthouse
If you have just recently received your traffic ticket, please keep in mind that it usually takes 3 weeks for the ticket to show up in the court’s computer system. It may take even longer than that since the officer technically has up to one year to submit the ticket to the court.
Once you locate your ticket online at the court website, you can pay off your ticket(if you do not wish to fight it), request traffic school if you are eligible, and also choose to get an extension on your due date.
Before you make any payments online at the court website, please consider the benefits of fighting your ticket carefully. If you make an online payment on the court website, by default, you will be pleading guilty, and you can no longer fight or contest your traffic citation. For more information on how to fight your ticket, see here.
How to get an extension on the due date for Traffic citations
Once you have located your ticket online at the court website, most court websites will offer you an option to extend the due date of your ticket. You can usually get a one-time extension on your due date. Getting an extension will give you more time to get your funds together, and also allows you more time to think about whether fighting the ticket will be worthwhile. If you decide to fight your ticket, we can definitely help you! Please see our Testimonials here.
How to fight Traffic citations using Trial by Declaration
Trial by declaration is the best way to fight any traffic ticket. You do not have to go to court for this process, and the success rate is very high. To learn about the advantages of Trial by Declaration, click here.
How to pay for Traffic citations
If you want to just pay off your ticket, you can use the Courtesy Notice letter from the court, or look up your ticket online on the court website. You can usually make an online payment at the court website using a credit card. The court will usually charge a small service fee if you make an online payment. Before making any payments to the court, you should carefully consider your options, including possibly fighting your traffic ticket. At Ticket Ninja, we specialize in helping California motorists to fight their traffic ticket.
Santa Monica Courthouse Information:
Location, Parking and Business Hours
Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except court holidays.