Fresno Traffic Court – Traffic School Eligibility Requirements

fresno Traffic CourtYou may choose to attend Traffic School in Fresno for certain vehicle violations. To be eligible for Traffic School you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have not attended traffic school for a citation issued within the last 18 months from the violation date
  • Your citation is for a moving vehicle code violation and does not exceed 25 mph over the speed limit
  • You were not cited in a commercial vehicle
  • If your case involves a failure to appear, the failure to appear charge must be addressed or paid in full before you can attend traffic school
  • Your citation must be a moving violation and does not have a misdemeanor charge that requires a mandatory appearance in court
  • Your citation does not involve alcohol or drugs
  • Your citation is not for Vehicle Code sections 22406.5 or 21655.5
  • Your citation does not have a point count of more than one point under Vehicle Code section 12810 or more than one and one-half points under Vehicle Code Section 12810 or.5 (b)(2).

Who is not eligible to attend traffic school and the court clerk is not authorized to grant a request for Traffic School for any following infractions:

  • Misdemeanor Violations
  • A violation that carries a negligent operator point of more than one point under VC 12810 or more than one and one-half point under VC 12810.5(b)(2)
  • A violation that occurs within 18 months after the date of a previous violation and the defendant either attended or elected to attend Traffic School for the previous violation (VC 1808.7)
  • A violation of VC 22406.5 (tank vehicles)
  • A violation related to alcohol/drug use or possession
  • A violation on which the defendant failed to appear under VC 40508(a) unless the failure-to-appear charge has been adjudicated and any fine imposed has been paid
  • A violation on which the defendant has failed to appear under PC 1214.1 unless the civil monetary assessment has been paid
  • A speeding violation in which the alleged speed is more than 25 miles over a speed limit as set forth in Chapter 7 (commencing with section 22348{b} of Division 11 of the Vehicle Code
  • You have a commercial driver’s license, no matter which type of vehicle you received the ticket in

If you meet the requirements and would like to attend Traffic School in Fresno, you will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Make a request to the Court – Requests to attend Traffic School can be made in person at any Fresno County Superior Court location or by mail to the following address:

Fresno Superior Court
2317 Tuolumne Street
Fresno, CA 93721-1220

  • Pay Bail amount plus administrative fee. These amounts will be listed on your courtesy notice. You may do this by:

1- Going to court in person
2- Sending a letter to the court by mail
3- By credit card using the automated phone system or Internet web site

Make check or money order payable to:
Fresno Superior Court.
Mailing Address: 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724

Call the Automated Phone System: 559-457-1700. VISA, MasterCard, Discover & American Express cards are accepted. Additional fee may be applied to charge.

Log on to Fresno Traffic Court VISA, MasterCard, Discover & American Express cards are accepted. Additional fee may be applied to charge.

Upon receipt of your payment and Traffic School request, sign up for our online traffic school. We are licensed and approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles as a certified traffic school.

  • Attend Traffic School -The Court will allow the customer 60 days from sign-up date to complete Traffic School. Upon completion, the traffic school will electronically inform the Court of your completion

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