I was pulled over last year. Instead of being given a ticket I was given a 'fix it" ticket for not having proof of insurance. After that time I had to move several times, forgetting to update my address with DMV and near-forgetting the ticket. The day the ticket was due, I pulled together my "proof" and sent it in with my payment of $25 postmarked on that date. The court got my payment and proof the day after the due date.
Months went by. Apparently my mail wasn't all being forwarded because I didn't get any correspondance in those months. Now my license is suspended and I am to pay a $1500.The case is closed. Noone at court will help. I can't get my license without paying the fine. I am a single mom of 3 kids. I need my license and to talk to a judge! I have no money!
Go back to court and ask for a reduction on the fines. The court can also set up a payment plan but it is up to the judge to decide to reinstate your license pending payment.
This is just my opinion and not a comprehensive answer. You assume the risk because this answer may not apply to your situation depending on the facts.
Go to the clerk and request that your matter be put on calendar. Explain to judge what happened - bring proof. Postmarks do not work for appearance due dates.
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