Question: Combined Bail: Expensive Ticket (Speeding plus No Proof of Insurance) I just got the courtesy notice in the mail and they’ve set bail at $774.00! This was for 80 mph on the freeway plus no proof of insurance. I do have insurance, but couldn’t find the proof in time for the cop. Anyway, I see on the courtesy notice that the traffic school fee is only $153, so it seems this bail is set high just to discourage folks from fighting their tickets.
Answer: No. You are misreading the often confusing “courtesy notice.” The bulk of this fine is for the insurance violation (Over $600). If you show proof of insurance, that fine is dismissed regardless of the outcome of your speeding case. You will then not have to post the portion of bail assigned to the insurance violation. Any “fix-it” violation (insurance, registration, license, mechanical) should be cleared up prior to contesting to drastically lower your bail amount.
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