Sep. 18, 2021

Traffic and Infractions (Adult)

Infraction Citations

The Traffic Division handles less serious violations of the vehicle code such as speeding, stop sign violations, and registration violations. In addition, the Traffic Division also handles other non-traffic infraction citations, such as Fish & Game, and County and City Ordinances, etc.

Infractions can generally be taken care of at the Clerk’s Office either by paying the fines and fees or by providing proof of correction and paying a reduced amount.  The punishment for infractions is generally imposition of fines and fees (bail) without any potential jail or prison time.  By signing the citation, you are not admitting guilt; you are only promising to take care of the citation.  On the bottom of the citation, the officer will write the date and time the citation is due, as well as the court location.

Misdemeanor Citations

More serious crimes which may or may not require a mandatory court appearance are called “misdemeanors.”  Misdemeanors are crimes punishable, at the discretion of the Court, by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of no longer than 1 year or by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or both.  The Traffic Division handles less serious misdemeanor citations.


Traffic Violator School

WARNING: You must have the Court's permission and pay a state-mandated traffic school administration fee before attending traffic school. Failure to do so will result in the Court rejecting your traffic school completion.

Effective July 1, 2011, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has taken over the licensing of all traffic violator schools. For the statewide list of authorized traffic school providers, please visit the DMV website at:

Get Traffic School List


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Woodland, CA 95695

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