Santa Barbara Traffic Court Details

Have a Santa Barbara County traffic ticket? There are 4 designated Santa Barbara courthouses for traffic tickets. This includes Santa Barbara traffic court, Santa Maria traffic court, Lompoc traffic court and Solvang traffic court.

Types of Violations
Your citation may include the following types of violations:

Santa Barbara County Traffic Ticket

Misdemeanor Violations
Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any law of this state, misdemeanor offenses are punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding $1000 (plus assessments and fees), or by both.

Infraction Violations
An infraction is a violation of, or failure to comply with, certain provisions of the Vehicle Code, local ordinance or other law or statute. An infraction is not punishable by imprisonment; the maximum sentence on most infractions is a $250 fine (plus assessments and fees). You may not be sentenced to alternate jail time on an infraction and cannot have a trial by jury unless an infraction is combined with a misdemeanor charge.

Misdemeanor Violations
Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any law of this state, misdemeanor offenses are punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding $1000 (plus assessments and fees), or by both.

Mandatory Appearance
You may have been cited for a violation which requires you to appear in court. If proof is also required, you must bring the proof to your scheduled appearance date. Failure to appear may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and a hold being placed on your driver’s license. Mandatory appearance citations cannot be paid without first appearing in court.

Proof Of Correction (POC)
Proof of Correction is a “Fix It” citation. It allows you to show the violation has been corrected and to pay a mandated Proof of Correction fee.

For more information about the locations of the Santa Barbara courthouses, their contact information, and hours operations, please see below.

Santa Barbara County Traffic Court

Santa Barbara Traffic Court

The Santa Barbara traffic court is located on East Figueroa Street and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Santa Barbara area and surrounding vicinity. 

Here is the official website for the Santa Barbara courthouse:

Santa Barbara Courthouse – 118 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: (805) 568-3959

Santa Maria Traffic Court

The Santa Maria traffic court is located on East Cook Street and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Santa Maria area and surrounding vicinity. 

Here is the official website for the Santa Maria, Santa Barbara courthouse:

Santa Maria Courthouse – 312-M East Cook Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone: (805) 346-7550

Lompoc Traffic Court

The Lompoc traffic court is located on Civic Center Plaza and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Lompoc area and surrounding vicinity. 

Here is the official website for the Lompoc, Santa Barbara courthouse:

Lompoc Courthouse – 115 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: (805) 737-5390 or 737-7789

Solvang Traffic Court

The Solvang traffic court is located on Mission Drive and is the location for all traffic ticket violations in the Solvang area and surrounding vicinity. 

Here is the official website for the Solvang, Santa Barbara courthouse:

Solvang Courthouse – 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

Phone: (805) 686-5040

How to Beat a Santa Barbara Traffic Court Ticket

Santa Barbara County Speeding Tickets

The lights are flashing, the siren is blaring and you just handed the traffic officer your license, registration and proof of insurance. All because you were driving over the speed limit. Again! It doesn’t feel great does it? Don’t despair though, getting caught is always a wake-up call but the good news is that fighting a speeding ticket is not too difficult under the right circumstances.

Santa Barbara County Red Light Tickets

Fighting a red light ticket may be easier than you’d ever think! But first, you’ll want to make double sure that all of the information reflected on the ticket is actually accurate. Unfortunately, with the rise of fraud and identity theft, there have been some cases of con-artists mailing out falsified tickets. Check your name, address and vehicle information closely for anything that seems missing or incorrect. Once you’re sure it is a legitimate document, you can begin to examine various forms of defense and move forward with contesting a red light ticket.

Santa Barbara County Cell Phone Tickets

We all know the feeling. You’re multi-tasking your way through a busy morning and you quickly use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel of a car. Suddenly highway patrol magically appears out of nowhere, pulls you over and slaps you with a cell phone ticket. As you watch them drive away it’s easy to give in to the despair and just pay up. However, fighting a cell phone ticket is actually a little simpler than you may think, especially if you’ve done a few key things correctly.

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