Only 58,000 of some 3.3 million eligible drivers, or about
15 percent, have taken advantage of the ticket amnesty available in Apple Valley
To be sure, there have been thousands of success stories that have been
well-documented in media reports. Many eligible drivers are able to reduce
a few thousand dollars in fines to a few hundred dollars, start payment
plans, and get suspended drivers’ licenses reinstated. But only
a handful of people have come forward, possibly because of lack of information
about the amnesty and eligibility for the program.
Even if the amnesty does catch on, when it ends next March, the penalty
assessment system will revert back to the way it was before, in all likelihood.
Amnesty v Attorney
There is a more disturbing possibility, which is that the
eligible tickets are so old that drivers figure they have gone this long without being
caught, so what is the point in coming forward now.
The amnesty does no good if the driver received a ticket during the second
Obama administration. Furthermore, most people are only eligible for a
50 percent reduction in fines, and 50 percent of $2,000 is still more
money than many working families can afford to pay.
Thanks to recent procedural
changes, attorneys now have more latitude than ever before when it comes to dealing
with old traffic tickets. In most cases, a lawyer can get the suspension
order lifted in only a few days and get the citations back on the docket.
Once they go to court, there are a number of legal and equitable defenses
that can either result in the fines being reduced or the tickets being
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
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