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How to Tell the
Difference between a Real Ticket and a Fake/Snitch
Every real ticket must include
this Notice to Appear section ...
Official Notice to Appear, as of 2013.
The shaded areas indicate spaces that can be modified for local or agency requirements.
Unshaded areas may not be modified.
The most current version will be available on the website of the Judicial Council of California.
The Judicial Council provides separate instructions for the Notice to Appear, and they get very specific.
The Notice to Appear cannot legally be used on a fake/Snitch Ticket - as of Jan. 1, 2013
there is a separate official form for the fake/Snitch tickets, with a very different layout - see above.
... but there is no law specifying
the layout of the rest of the page. As a
result, there can be a lot of variation, discussed below.
This is a what a real ticket by
RedFlex looks like. It includes the required
Notice to Appear form, four photos in a column on the
right, and a "Certificate of Mailing" declaration
designed by RedFlex and executed by a RedFlex employee
(see Defect # 8).
Layout for a Real Ticket
top three-quarters of the real ticket below (which
was printed on 8-1/2 x 14 paper) looks a lot like a
fake/Snitch Ticket. The only solid clue
telling us that it is a real ticket is the presence
of the Notice to Appear section - sideways at
the bottom of the page!
RedFlex ticket above, there is no "Certificate of
Mailing" declaration signed by a company employee.
that in this sample, the Late Time is given - it is just
above the close-up photo of the license plate, and says,
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