If your case is fully sentenced and your ability to pay has changed since your last hearing or sentencing, you may be eligible to request a modification of the sentence of your traffic fines and fees.

In order for an Ex Parte Application for Modification of Sentence to be considered for your case(s), the following must apply:

  • Your case must have been filed at the Carol Miller Justice Center. Cases heard and sentenced at any other courthouse do not apply.
  • You must not have previously received a fine reduction pursuant to the Traffic Amnesty Program in the case in which you are applying for a modification of sentence.

To request a modification of sentence, you must complete and submit the Ex Parte Application for Modification of Sentence Based on Ability to Pay either by drop box or mail to:

Traffic Division
Carol Miller Justice Center
301 Bicentennial Circle, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95826

Please note: By submitting an Ex Parte Application for Modification of Sentence Based on Ability to Pay, community service will be provided as the primary alternative to paying your fines/fees. By completing the community service by the due date, you will satisfy the fines/fees on your case. However, if you fail to complete the community service, you will have to pay the fines/fees in full by the due date or additional penalties will be added.

The application will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks of receipt and you will be notified of the decision via mail. You can also view the status of your application by looking up your case online at Public Case Access System. Applications will not be processed if all supporting documentation is not submitted with the application or if any of the disqualifications indicated above exist.