Form TR-320 (CR-320) "Can't Afford to Pay Fine: Traffic and Other Infractions" - California

What Is Form TR-320 (CR-320)?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Superior Court - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on April 1, 2018;
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Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
CONFIDENTIAL
TR-320/CR-320
Traffic and Other Infractions
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
Using this form
If you can't afford to pay your fine, fill out this form to ask for a
lower fine, a payment plan, more time to pay, and/or community
service.
Use this form after the court has decided that you owe the fine.
You may use this form even if your fine has been sent to
collections. If you have more than one fine, use one form for
each fine.
Mail or take this form to the court listed on your ticket. If you
Fill in court name and street address:
want to file the form electronically, ask the court if it allows
Superior Court of California, County of
“e-filing.”
If you lost your ticket or have questions, contact your court
at www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.
Types of fines
Fill in the case number and ticket number (if you
Use this form for traffic fines (like speeding) or other infractions
have it):
(like fishing without a license or drinking in public).
Case Number:
This form is not for parking tickets. Read your parking ticket
to find out what you can do.
Ticket Number:
Important!
Do not use this form to tell the court that you didn't do anything wrong. See the instructions on your ticket and visit
www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm
for more information on fighting it.
Your information
1
Name:
Street or mailing address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Telephone:
* OK to text you at this number?
Yes
No
Email (optional):
* OK to email you at this email?
Yes
No
* Some courts don't use text messages and email to contact court clients. Message and data rates would apply.
2
What type of income do you have?
I do not get money from any source. (Skip to
)
3
I get public benefits. (Check all that apply, then skip to
3
)
Food stamps (CalFresh)
State Supplementary Payment (SSP)
Medi-Cal
County Relief/General Assistance
CalWORKs or Tribal TANF
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
Other need-based aid (specify):
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
TR-320/CR-320
New April 1, 2018, Optional Form
Page 1 of 3
Traffic and Other Infractions
Vehicle Code § 42003(c), Penal Code 1214.1,
California Rules of Court rules 4.106(c) and 4.335
Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
CONFIDENTIAL
TR-320/CR-320
Traffic and Other Infractions
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
Using this form
If you can't afford to pay your fine, fill out this form to ask for a
lower fine, a payment plan, more time to pay, and/or community
service.
Use this form after the court has decided that you owe the fine.
You may use this form even if your fine has been sent to
collections. If you have more than one fine, use one form for
each fine.
Mail or take this form to the court listed on your ticket. If you
Fill in court name and street address:
want to file the form electronically, ask the court if it allows
Superior Court of California, County of
“e-filing.”
If you lost your ticket or have questions, contact your court
at www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.
Types of fines
Fill in the case number and ticket number (if you
Use this form for traffic fines (like speeding) or other infractions
have it):
(like fishing without a license or drinking in public).
Case Number:
This form is not for parking tickets. Read your parking ticket
to find out what you can do.
Ticket Number:
Important!
Do not use this form to tell the court that you didn't do anything wrong. See the instructions on your ticket and visit
www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm
for more information on fighting it.
Your information
1
Name:
Street or mailing address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Telephone:
* OK to text you at this number?
Yes
No
Email (optional):
* OK to email you at this email?
Yes
No
* Some courts don't use text messages and email to contact court clients. Message and data rates would apply.
2
What type of income do you have?
I do not get money from any source. (Skip to
)
3
I get public benefits. (Check all that apply, then skip to
3
)
Food stamps (CalFresh)
State Supplementary Payment (SSP)
Medi-Cal
County Relief/General Assistance
CalWORKs or Tribal TANF
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
Other need-based aid (specify):
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
TR-320/CR-320
New April 1, 2018, Optional Form
Page 1 of 3
Traffic and Other Infractions
Vehicle Code § 42003(c), Penal Code 1214.1,
California Rules of Court rules 4.106(c) and 4.335
Case Number:
I do not get public benefits, but I get money from other sources. (Answer all that apply)
a.
How much money do you earn (take-home pay) or get from other sources (including income received in your
family from a spouse or live-in romantic partner)?
$
every: (Check one)
Year
2 weeks
Twice a month
Week
Month
Season
Other:
b.
This money supports me and
other people.
c.
If I pay the fine, I would: (Check all that apply, if any)
Not have enough money to pay my rent/mortgage. I pay
for rent/mortgage every
$
(Check one):
Month
Week
Other:
Not have enough money to pay for other basic living expenses. Basic living expenses are things like: food,
utilities, childcare, child support, transportation, medication, insurance (medical, car, house, and rental),
and student loans.
Not have enough money to pay my debt for other court cases.
Have other problems (please explain):
Do you have anything that shows your public benefits, income, or expenses?
3
Things like an EBT card, paystubs, tax returns, rent or mortgage checks, or utility bills.
a.
Yes, I have attached copies to this form.
Important! Keep the original documents for your own records. Any copies you attach can be destroyed after
the court makes a decision on your case. Cross out any social security numbers, or other private information,
on the copy you give the court.
b.
No,
I do not have any papers to show because:
Have you told the court before that you can't pay this fine?
4
Yes
No, not that I can remember
(Skip to
)
5
What has changed in your family's life since then? (Check all that apply, if any.)
Lost job or reduced hours at work.
Started to receive public benefits.
Suffered a serious illness or disability.
Other:
New April 1, 2018
TR-320/CR-320,
Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
Page 2 of 3
Traffic and Other Infractions
Case Number:
5
What are you asking the court to do?
(Check all that you are willing and able to do)
Lower the amount I owe on the fine.
Payment plan: I want to pay:
Not all courts offer all of these choices.
l
$
every month on the
day of the month,
until this fine is paid off.
l
Contact the court listed on your ticket to
find out about your choices.
More time to pay: Please change my
deadline to (month/day/year):
Some fines can't be reduced just
l
because you don't have the money to
pay them. You may ask for more time
Community service instead of
to pay, community service, and/or
paying the fine. I understand that
monthly payments even if the court
community service may not be
can't reduce the fine.
available on weekends or evenings.
Cancel or lower late charges that I have for missing a hearing or failing to pay my fine on time.
Other information:
6
List other facts (if any) about why you can't pay the fine or about your choices in
5
. (You can add extra pages or
attach other documents that help you explain)
Driver's license "hold" or suspension
7
Did you miss a court date or fail to pay a fine? If so, the Department of Mortor Vehicles (DMV) might have
suspended or put a "hold" on your driver's license. If the court clears your failure to appear or failure to pay, the
court can notify the DMV. You must still contact the DMV to get your license back.
Read and sign below
8
I promise that the information above is correct. I declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of
the State of California, that all information on or attached to this form is true.
Date:
Type or print your name
Sign your name
New April 1, 2018
Can't Afford to Pay Fine:
TR-320/CR-320
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