Visitors are flocking to see the petroglyphs at the China Lake Naval Weapons
Station, but not everyone is happy to see these people arrive on base property.
No one is really sure how old the drawings and etchings are, but the rather
haunting hand-drawn pictures of bighorn sheep, men, and other objects
probably date back tens of thousands of years. No one is really sure why the
Paleo-Indian artists drew the pictures either; some speculate that it was for religious reasons,
storytelling reasons, or to mark boundaries.
The U.S. Navy severely restricts access to the site. Visitors must register
months in advance, clear background checks, and only go on supervised
tours. However, the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival is at the end of the
year, and at least a few areas are more open to visitors during this event.
Federal Traffic Tickets
Between the China Lake NWS, the Mojave National Preserve, Edwards AFB,
Death Valley National Park and a few other areas, almost the entire Mojave
on federal property. Desert ecosystems are typically very fragile, and the park rangers have
almost no tolerance for anyone who strays away from the group or off a
designated trail. In other words, many rangers don’t particularly
like visitors and they are not shy about writing traffic tickets to gently
discourage people from overstepping their bounds as visitors.
There are a few other differences as well. Federal judges normally do not
automatically dismiss mechanical citations (expired inspection sticker
and so on) if they receive proof of compliance. Moreover, all these matters
are handled at the federal courthouse in
Bakersfield, where defendant appearance is often mandatory to avoid a point.
So, it is very important to have an attorney in any federal traffic ticket
case, because a lawyer can both appear for you and fight for you.
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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Most of the Mojave Desert is federal land, and that means troublesome
federal traffic tickets. Instead of paying the citation, call Bigger &
Harman to fight it.