A peace officer gave his own wife a traffic ticket in a high-enforcement
area, like the ones in Needles and Visalia.
After Orange County Deputy Sheriff Mike Wigginton pulled over a vehicle
in the carpool lane that had only one occupant, he was rather surprised
that his wife rolled down the window. She
pointlessly explained that she was in a hurry to get to work. When he reached for his ticket
book, she asked “Mike, what are you doing?” “It’s
‘deputy,’” he responded. After a bit more back and forth,
Deputy Wigginton dismissively said “We’ll argue about this
When Ms. Wigginton handed over her license and registration, she included
a handwritten note that read “baby Wigginton arrives September 2016.”
Specialized Speeding Zones
Here in the High Desert, we don’t have to worry about carpool lanes
on the freeway. However, there are a number of high-enforcement areas
on local roadways, like:
Construction Zones: For the higher fines to apply, and they are a lot higher, workers must
be present and the sign announcing the lower speed limit must state the
reason for the change.
VC 22358.4(B) only applies when children are present near the street before school,
after school, and during recess.
If the state cannot prove each and every element of the violation, the
judge will generally throw out the ticket. In borderline cases, the prosecutor
will often either dismiss the case or agree to reduce the fine and/or charge.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
email@example.com to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.