2018 California Code
Vehicle Code - VEH
DIVISION 17 - OFFENSES AND PROSECUTION
CHAPTER 2 - Procedure on Arrests
ARTICLE 3 - Notice of Violation
(a) If the person charged with the offense has not signed a promise to appear, no warrant for arrest may be issued following the filing of the written notice to appear issued pursuant to Section 40600, until 15 days after a notice of the filing has been served upon the person by personal delivery or by mail, addressed to the person at the address shown in the accident report.
(b) The notice shall contain the name and address of the person, the license number of the vehicle involved, the name and address, when available, of the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle, the offense shown on the written notice to appear, and the approximate time of the commission of the offense. The notice shall inform the person that, unless he or she appears in the court designated in the notice within 10 days after the service of the notice and answers the charges, a warrant will be issued for his or her arrest.
(c) Proof of service shall be made by the affidavit of any person over 18 years of age making the service showing the time, place, and manner of service and facts showing that the service was made in accordance with this section. If service is made by mail, no warrant for arrest may be issued until 14 days after the deposit of the notice of filing in the mail.
(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1243, Sec. 107.7. Effective September 30, 1992. Operative January 1, 1993, by Sec. 118 of Ch. 1243.)