- Why did my case go to Enhanced Collections?
- If I visit a Enhanced Collections office what should I bring with me?
- Is there a grace period for my payment?
- If I mail my payment, will you send a receipt?
- What if I fail to pay my court ordered fines, fees and assessments?
- I have a warrant, but live out of state and cannot appear in person. What can I do?
- The Judge didn't say I owe probation costs. Why do I have to pay?
- I'm unemployed. How can I pay?
- What happens if my check is returned?
- I went to prison. Do I still owe the fine?
- Can I serve time for my fine?
- What do I do if I have moved?
All court-ordered financial obligations, including fines, fees, cost of probation, and victim restitution, are to be paid immediately, or in a manner to be determined by the court’s Enhanced Collections Division.
Payments must be received by the due date each month. Contact the Enhanced Collections Division if you are having difficulties meeting the due date.
Yes, if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your payment.
Failure to pay court-ordered fines, fees, and assessments may result in the Enhanced Collections Division initiating a civil action.
This may include, but not be limited to, property liens, wage garnishments, and a notification to the DMV pursuant to Vehicle Code section 40509.5, which may suspend your driving privileges.Any delinquent balance may be reported to one or more credit reporting agencies. Furthermore, a civil assessment in the amount of $300 will be added pursuant to Penal Code section 1214.1. You may also be liable for additional cost/fees that may be incurred due to this action being taken.
If you have a warrant on a Misdemeanor or Felony case, you may be able to have an attorney appear on your behalf, unless otherwise advised by an attorney or the Court.
Pursuant to 1203.1b PC, in any case in which a defendant is granted probation or given a conditional sentence, the probation officer, or his or her authorized representative, taking into account any amount that the defendant is ordered to pay in fines, assessments, and restitution, shall make a determination of the ability of the defendant to pay all or a portion of the reasonable cost of any probation supervision or a conditional sentence, of conducting any pre-plea investigation and preparing any pre-plea report pursuant to Section 1203.7.
If your case qualifies and you meet income guidelines, you may be eligible for the Sheriff’s Labor Program or community service.
A $30 returned check fee will be assessed to the case and payment must be submitted within 15 days by cash, cashier’s check, money order, debit, or credit card.
Depending on the court order, the fines and fees may still be due and payable.
If your case qualifies and you meet income guidelines, you may be eligible to serve time in lieu of paying a fine. Court fees and restitution ARE NOT eligible and must be paid.
You must update your address and phone number with the Enhanced Collections Division via phone or in person.