Visitors are still coming to the Little Petroglyph Canyon on the China
Lake Naval Base to see pictures carved into the rock that may be over
10,000 years old, but some local Paiute-Shoshone people are not too happy
about all the people coming to Ridgecrest.
For years, the city has searched for ways to expand its economic based
beyond the Naval Air Weapons Station. City fathers thought they hit the
mother lode when some
15,000 people descended on the area for the first Petroglyph Festival last November.
But the even received mixed reviews. Officials did not ask the Paiute-Shoshone
to participate, opting instead for a beer garden, car show, and other
“insulting” sideshows, even though “there are a lot
of people around here who’ve studied [the petroglyphs] for years
and know the stories behind them,” according to tribal representative
Officials promise that this year’s festival will be more educational
and include more suggestions from the tribe.
Federal Traffic Ticket
While we also get great results for Ridgecrest tickets in state court,
you may have a federal ticket. It is not easy to view the petroglyphs,
because they are on base property and federal facilities have their
own rules about who may and may not come onto that property. There are special rules
for traffic tickets as well. For example, all these matters are heard
at the federal courthouse in Bakersfield, so drivers are in for a very
long trip, especially if they came from out-of-town to the Festival. Furthermore,
since the judge only hears traffic cases a few times a year, the clerks
almost never reschedule the court dates; state courts are often much more
accommodating in this area.
An attorney who is licensed to practice in federal court, and not many
traffic ticket lawyers have this permission, can appear for you, so you
can avoid the
trip to Bakersfield.
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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