Los Angeles Superior: Implements Civil Assessment Reduction in Accordance with Recently Signed Legislation

Effective July 1, 2022, the Superior Court of Los Angeles County implemented a reduction in civil assessments added to criminal and traffic cases on or after July 1 from up to $300 to up to $100 and is working to vacate outstanding civil assessments imposed prior to July 1, 2022, in compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 199 – Courts, signed by Governor Newsom as part of the Fiscal Year 2022/23 State Budget package.

The Civil Assessment, authorized by California Penal Code Section 1214.1, is imposed against a defendant who fails to appear in court in lieu of a warrant, after notice and without good cause, for any proceeding or who fails to pay all or any portion of the fine ordered by the Court.

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