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Have you received a traffic ticket lately? Did you feel like the police took advantage of you and you did nothing wrong? Most police officers are not familiar with the loopholes and intricate technicalities of the law, that’s what attorneys are for. Do not pay your ticket right away because that would be admitting your guilt. Know your rights and fight to get your ticket dismissed.
Over 90% of traffic tickets in California are not contested. Do not get intimidated by the police and at least try to fight your ticket because your chances of beating the ticket are higher than you think. Our office specializes in minimizing high penalties, and getting your ticket dismissed. Getting your ticket dismissed will prevent a raise in your insurance premiums and avoid the hassle of traffic school.
As a law firm, it is our job to stay updated on new laws that are helpful to clients. We are constantly enhancing our technique to ensure the police do not get away with handing out frivolous tickets. Fighting a ticket on your own will not ensure the results you want. Our firm has the experience and technique that will get rid of your problem without you having to go to court or trying to figure out what to do on your own.
Did you know that if a cop accuses you of speeding and alleges his radar clocked you in at a certain speed you could fight it? You can challenge the police officer’s radar training and subpoena the calibration records for the radar or laser gun used to determine your speed.
The easiest way to get your speeding ticket dismissed is to appear in court hoping the police officer will not show up. If you postpone your court date you will significantly increase the odds of the police officer not showing up. Also, never appear on the date the officer scheduled because they typically schedule their hearing dates all at once. Rescheduling the hearing date will increase your chance of the officer forgetting to show up or not coming in on their day off. Also if you change the date closer to the holidays or the summer this may increase your likelihood of challenging the ticket because the officer may be on vacation.
If you cannot get to the courthouse to fight a ticket because you received a ticket out of state or somewhere far away, you can request a trial by correspondence. Trial by correspondence gives you the opportunity to put on your defense in the form of letters and declaration. You must request this hearing before the arraignment. You can further request informal discovery to review the evidence against you and ask for a continuance on the hearing date, which as mentioned before will work in your favor as the cop may not show up.
Another tip is if a cop pulls you over for using your phone and you have your open MapQuest on your screen, the cop cannot site you for texting and driving. Case law supports the fact that MapQuest is a GPS device and it is not illegal to use while driving. However, make sure it is open on your screen when the officer questions you. You cannot open it up when the cop questions you.
Certain courts will allow you to amend your plea to lower your vehicle code violation to a municipal code violation. Lowering the plea will minimize fees and will not count as a point on your driving record and your insurance will not be aware of your violation.
If you want to avoid going to court, getting a point on your driving record, going to traffic school, and having to pay hundreds of dollars in fines, have us fight your ticket the right way to assure it is properly handled.