When it comes to having total freedom, the ability to hit the open road
is one of the very best solutions to a stress-filled week at work. Having
a driver's license (DL) is a privilege, but too many people overlook
the rules of the road while building up a bad driving record. Then they
get that suspension notice from the DMV and they act surprised even though
they have received multiple warning notices.
Have a Ticket and a Bad Driving Record in Kings County?
When you receive a traffic ticket in
Kings County, you may not have to appear in traffic court in Hanford for minor violations.
In many cases, Kings County traffic court allows the driver to go
online to pay their fine for minor violations that do not require a court appearance
in cases after 24 October 2014. It’s also possible to make payments,
though you may need to speak with the court clerk, 559-582-1010 at ext.
6100 unless the payments are court ordered or approved. Although this
process is very convenient for drivers, do not get stuck in the pattern
of violating traffic law and expecting to be able to clear it up by making
an online payment.
Another option is the Trial by Written Declaration (TBD). Read the details
of how to do a TBD
here on our blog.
For more serious offenses, it may be necessary to hire a local traffic
ticket attorney to resolve your case satisfactorily. Getting too many
points on your motor vehicle driving record will become an issue and it
will eventually lead to a DL suspension. Many times, drivers receive a
traffic ticket for making careless mistakes that could cost them a large
fine, but there are consequences far worse.
Already Have Three NOTS Points?
Every time a driver is convicted on a ticket for a traffic violation, whether
an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony, the driver collects points
on his/her record. This is known as the Negligent Operator Treatment System
(NOTS), which is a DMV program designed to provide drivers with warning
notices about the status of their driving record after a conviction or
at fault accident.
When you receive four points on your driving record, a probation period
and a suspension are almost inevitable without legal help. If you have
three points already when you receive another ticket, no matter what the
offense, if even one point will be assessed upon conviction, you must
hire a traffic ticket attorney if you want to avoid a DL suspension. At
the very least, though it may not be the outcome you want, driving probation
or a restriction period is better than a suspension. And, always, always,
always request a DMV Hearing within the time-frame mentioned in the notice.
A skilled traffic ticket attorney may be able to help you keep your license.
It is possible for a traffic ticket lawyer to look at your record and
dispute points at a DMV Hearing and help you keep your DL.
Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney in Central Valley, CA
In Kings County, CA, you have the option of hiring one of the best traffic
ticket law firms in the state. Bigger & Harman only practice traffic
law, no divorce court, no personal injury, just traffic court. Therefore,
they know what is happening in traffic court, they know the LEOs, the
court clerks, and the judges that will decide the fate of your driving
record. Traffic law like every other form of law is decided by precedence;
what happened in traffic court yesterday will decide the outcome of cases
tomorrow and beyond.
For more than a decade, Bigger & Harman have been representing their
clients in Central Valley traffic courts in Kings, Kern, Tulare, Fresno
and others, as well as several SoCal counties such as Riverside, San Bernardino,
and LA. This team of professional ticket lawyers has assisted more than
2000 drivers with monetary savings due to reduced charges, dismissals,
and probation rather than a DL suspension.
It's time to stand and fight for your rights and Bigger & Harman
are the best possible choice to represent you in traffic court. Call 661-349-9300 or email
En español, llame al 661-349-9755.