Once again, huge counties like Los Angeles are seeing great results from
the amnesty. But smaller jurisdictions, like Kings County, may simply
be flooded with phone calls.
In the amnesty’s first few months, the L.A. Superior Court collected
almost $3 million in delinquent fees and reinstated about 30,000 suspended
drivers’ licenses. That’s the good news. The bad news is that,
in order to collect that money and reinstate those licenses, the court
fielded nearly 300,000 phone calls, and that figure does not include walk-ups
So, for people who are mathematically challenged like me, it took a minimum of
10 contacts to resolve one case.
Amnesty v Attorney
By the time they make the necessary infrastructure changes, pay staff overtime
to deal with the calls, and remit most of the money they make to the state,
San Bernardino County will be lucky not to lose money on the amnesty. That is one reason that
traffic ticket amnesties are few and far between.
The proportion of calls to resolutions has another meaning: most of the
callers do not qualify for assistance. In contrast, when you hire an aggressive
lawyer, you nearly always see results.
Regardless of your income, an attorney can get a suspended license reinstated
in as little as one or two days. Once the case is back on the docket,
in addition to getting the fine and/or points
reduced, an attorney may be able to get the case thrown out of court. This is
especially true in older cases, because very often, the arresting officer
may no longer be with the department or may have no independent recollection
of the event and is legally disqualified from giving testimony.
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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