The best way for drivers in Barstow and Apple Valley to keep their auto
insurance rates low is to fight their traffic tickets.
A recent survey rightly points out that taking a ticket to court is “the
only way to get penalties reduced or dismissed.” The
survey encouraged drivers to fight their tickets even if they are morally guilty,
because there is often a big difference between morally guilty and legally guilty.
Other strategies in this area include quickly resolving “fix-it”
tickets and voluntarily taking a driving safety course.
Traffic Ticket Defenses
In the previous millennium, when traffic ticket fines were rather low,
the best way to fight a ticket was to simply set the case for trial. Since
the amount of money the county got to keep usually did not exceed the
cost of employee overtime, the arresting officer rarely showed up.
Penalty assessments have
increased so much that the math no longer works in the driver’s favor, so
the prosecutor is almost always able to introduce evidence. That means
that drivers need to have an effective defense.
Generally speaking, there are legal defenses and equitable defenses to
a traffic ticket. Some examples of the former are incorrect signage, an
inability to prove an element of the infraction (like children being present
in a school zone), or certain technical defects on the ticket. Equitable
defenses, or extenuating circumstances, can be just as
effective in getting the case thrown out or the punishment reduced.
As an added bonus, most Central California courts allow an attorney to
appear on behalf of a defendant, meaning that you don’t have to
waste a day sitting in traffic court.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.