Monterey County Traffic Courts
If you found yourself getting a traffic ticket in Monterey County, CA, there are 3 designated courthouses for handling Monterey traffic court tickets. This includes Salinas traffic court, Monterey traffic court, and Marina traffic court.
Types of Violations
Your citation may include the following types of violations:
An infraction is a violation of, or failure to comply with, certain provisions of the Vehicle Code, local ordinance or other law or statute. An infraction is not punishable by imprisonment; the maximum sentence on most infractions is a $250 fine (plus assessments and fees). You may not be sentenced to alternate jail time on an infraction and cannot have a trial by jury unless an infraction is combined with a misdemeanor charge.
Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any law of this state, misdemeanor offenses are punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding $1000 (plus assessments and fees), or by both.
You may have been cited for a violation which requires you to appear in court. If proof is also required, you must bring the proof to your scheduled appearance date. Failure to appear may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and a hold being placed on your driver’s license. Mandatory appearance citations cannot be paid without first appearing in court.
Proof Of Correction (POC)
Proof of Correction is a “Fix It” citation. It allows you to show the violation has been corrected and to pay a mandated Proof of Correction fee.
For more information about the locations of the Monterey traffic courthouses, their contact information, and hours operations, please see below.
Salinas Traffic Court
The Salinas traffic court is located on Church Street and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Salinas area and surrounding vicinity.
Here is the official website for the Salinas, Monterey traffic court:
Phone: (831) 775-5400
Monterey Traffic Court
The Monterey traffic court is located on Aguajito Road and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Monterey area and surrounding vicinity.
Here is the official website for the Monterey traffic court:
Phone: (831) 647-5800
Marina Traffic Court
The Marina traffic court is located on Del Monte Blvd and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Marina area and surrounding vicinity.
Here is the official website for the Marina, Monterey traffic court:
Phone: (831) 883-5300
How to Beat a Monterey Traffic Court Ticket
The lights are flashing, the siren is blaring and you just handed the traffic officer your license, registration and proof of insurance. All because you were driving over the speed limit. Again! It doesn’t feel great does it? Don’t despair though, getting caught is always a wake-up call but the good news is that fighting a speeding ticket is not too difficult under the right circumstances.
Fighting a red light ticket may be easier than you’d ever think! But first, you’ll want to make double sure that all of the information reflected on the ticket is actually accurate. Unfortunately, with the rise of fraud and identity theft, there have been some cases of con-artists mailing out falsified tickets. Check your name, address and vehicle information closely for anything that seems missing or incorrect. Once you’re sure it is a legitimate document, you can begin to examine various forms of defense and move forward with contesting a red light ticket.
We all know the feeling. You’re multi-tasking your way through a busy morning and you quickly use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel of a car. Suddenly highway patrol magically appears out of nowhere, pulls you over and slaps you with a cell phone ticket. As you watch them drive away it’s easy to give in to the despair and just pay up. However, fighting a cell phone ticket is actually a little simpler than you may think, especially if you’ve done a few key things correctly.