Contest a Citation
Per California Vehicle Code sections 40215 and 40230, contesting a citation is a three-tier process:
This is the first step of the three-tier process, and must be requested within 21 calendar days from the date the citation was issued, or 14 calendar days from the date on the first delinquent notice.
If you are not satisfied with the results of the Initial Review, you must request an Administrative Hearing within 21 calendar days from the date of the Initial Review decision was mailed.
You have a right to appeal a final decision within 30 calendar days from the mail of the Hearing Examiner's decision.
Per California Vehicle Code section 40204, you will not be able to contest your citation if you pay your citation without requesting an initial review within the statutory time limit.