Fighting Traffic Court: The Cost Of Getting A Ticket In L.A.
We set out to witness the ups and downs across traffic courts in Los Angeles County with the basic questions – who are the people who fight their traffic tickets and is our traffic court system just? The harshest stories we uncovered are about people least financially able to pay their fines of several hundred dollars or more.
These anecdotal stories are one means of starting the conversation about how we can prevent those at the bottom of our society -- those without a safety net -- from plunging further after a visit to traffic court.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court has 27 traffic locations that process more than 1.8 million citations a year.
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