A one-point offense may seem like an insignificant matter, but if you accumulate
just a few of them in a relatively short amount of time, your drivers'
license is in serious jeopardy.
Traffic school can erase a point in some circumstances, if you meet the eligibility requirements
and pay all the required fees. Commercial drivers are generally ineligible
for traffic school. In the rare examples of where commercial drivers are
eligible for traffic school, the conviction is still reported to feds
and goes against their CSA score, as well as being visible to employers
and insurance agents.
In California, most simple moving violations are one-point infractions.
Speeding is one of the most common one-point offenses, and an attorney
practicing in Kern County may be able to get the charge reduced, even
if there is quite a bit of evidence against you.
Vehicle Code 21710 prohibits coasting on a highway, which is essentially taking one's
foot off the gas and allowing gravity to dictate speed. This is a rather
obscure provision in the Vehicle Code which was originally created to
keep truckers from going downhill out of gear:
Coasting is just one example of how an attorney practicing in Tulare County
can use the law to your advantage in court. It used to be used almost
exclusively for plea bargains. But is now used less often because of insurance
issues can make other plea bargains more attractive depending on the situation.