Legal Question in Traffic Law in California

"my son just got a ticket for driving with a suspended lic in calif, it says you must show up in court on this day and no less then 10 days prior you must go to a place and get fingerprints, what is all that about fingerprints?

Asked on 4/30/13, 5:31 pm

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Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

When charged with an offense in California you must be booked. It consists of fingerprints and a mug shot. If you are arrested its done at the jail. If you are cited and released its done at a police station.

While it may not make judges too happy I usually tell clients to wait until after a first court appearance to be booked. That way if something happens and the DA decides not to charge the case, the FBI does not get your fingerprints and mug shot.

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Answered on 4/30/13, 8:53 pm

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