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Traffic - License Holds and Warrants
If you received a notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating a failure to appear hold has been placed on your driver's license, you may clear it by posting and forfeiting the entire bail amount OR by appearing in court (see your Courtesy Notice to determine which Court). Check with the Court for appearance days and times. If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, a court appearance is required. Once you pay or appear in court, the warrant will be recalled and/or the release will be forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles. If your license is being held for failure to pay a fine, the release will not be sent to DMV until the fine is paid in full. If you have been arrested on an outstanding warrant and posted bail or were released on your own recognizance by an arresting agency, you must appear on the specified court date. Failure to appear will result in the issuance of a new warrant for your arrest and forfeiture of bail, if posted.
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