Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert recently paid a visit
to Edwards Air Force Base to check up on her compatriots in the F-35
programme, er, program.
The 323 Squadron is composed mainly of Dutch nationals from the Royal Netherlands
Air Force, who are testing the new aircraft. During her stay, Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert
inspected the F-35s on the flight line and sat in a cockpit before the
plane took off. I have it from fairly reliable sources that she did not
actually pilot the plane during flight.
Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert has been defense minister of The Netherlands since
Federal Traffic Ticket
If she violated a traffic law while on the base, diplomatic immunity would
have applied and the matter would have been quickly forgotten. But other
drivers are not nearly as lucky.
All traffic tickets on federal property in Central California are hears
at the federal courthouse in Bakersfield. Only a few attorneys are authorized
to practice there, and even fewer are familiar with the mechanics of the
Central Violations Bureau, the government body that handles all such matters.
The judge normally only hears traffic cases a few times a year, so the
court almost never reschedules hearing dates. Furthermore, without an
attorney, appearance is mandatory. That means a very long trip and most
probably an overnight stay.
In terms of the disposition, traffic school may not be an
option. Most service-members are aware that a traffic ticket might also affect
their base privileges and even possibly their security clearances.
By partnering with an attorney who can get the fine reduced or the case
thrown out, and also appear on your behalf, you save both time and money.
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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