FOR CALIFORNIA LEGAL EXPERTS The Case: Ugh.. Got a ticket over the weekend for an illegal left turn that came out of nowhere, in fact I didn't even see the no left turn sign but when I got to the end of the street there were 4 cops waiting for others to make the same mistake. Isn't that just a load of crap.. they were waiting there because they knew others would make the same mistake.. if that's the case they should do a better job marking the no left turn sign. NJ INFO: IN NJ/NY theres a 2 part point system: 1) DMV Point System 2) Insurance Point system. 2 completely different things. DMV point system tracks how many points on your license to determine license suspension, Insurance point system tracks accidents, tickets, etc to determine your risk and finally your insurance premium. Needless to say, even 2 points can make hundreds if not thousand dollar difference in annual premiums. So here are my questions: 1) Getting a ticket in California -if I'm found guilty will my NJ insurance find out about it? 2) Calif gives you the option of taking driver's ed to eliminate points, does this also mean insurance points or will my insurance carrier find out anyways 3) Does Los Angeles use the plea bargain system like NJ -Where I can go in, talk to the prosecutor, get my point fine reduced? 4) Does Los Angeles, CA even use the insurance point system? If not, maybe I should change my Driver's license to CA. 5) Any advice I can use when I go to court, I have absolutely no CA court experience.. is it anything like NJ / NY?? Thanks everyone for the advice.