The Superior Court of Alameda County has revised its criteria for low-income applicants seeking a fine reduction for traffic infractions, making the Court’s fine reduction program more accessible to low-income residents.

Effective immediately, the Superior Court of Alameda County will use the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Extremely Low Income” standard as the criteria for applicants seeking a reduction in their traffic infraction fines under the Court’s Ability-to-Pay program. Previously, the Court used a standard that provided a traffic infraction fine reduction for those earning a gross monthly household income at or under 125% of the Federal Poverty Line. Under the new standard, the income limits are as follows:
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