The Sacramento Superior Court's Traffic Division does not mail courtesy notices.
When you receive a traffic citation, the officer should write your date to appear (the due date) underneath your signature. This is the last date your citation must be resolved by. There are no extensions given on this date.
You are not required to appear, unless your citation involves a mandatory appearance or you want to contest the citation. If you do not have a mandatory appearance or you do not want to appear, you may pay the bail amount to the court and do nothing further. The bail will then be accepted as a guilty plea and the case will be closed.
If you have a violation for which proof of correction can be shown, the fine may be reduced if proof of correction is provided to the court. In addition, there is a $25.00 proof of correction fee that must be included for each violation that has proof.
If your citation was issued within the past 90 days, you may also check for specific citation information by looking up your traffic citation online.
Failure to resolve your citation on or before the date listed at the bottom of your citation may result in additional penalties which may include a $300.00 civil assessment, a warrant issued for your arrest, a suspension of your driver's license, and additional monetary assessments.