When a law enforcement (LE) officer issues you a citation and you sign
it, then you agree to attend traffic court. It is equivalent to a contract
with the State of California. The traffic ticket that the officer issued
you has the court date at the bottom.
Traffic Court in Riverside County, CA
You will likely wait more than half the day for your appearance before
the judge. However, traffic laws in the County allow you to go to the
court on or before the date that is indicated in the citation. Failure
to appear (FTA) before the traffic court is a violation of the promise
that you made and can lead to more charges. The court will consider you
as a candidate for a misdemeanor charge and give you a much higher fine
for FTA if you fail to show up on or before your due date.
Riverside County Court has flexible laws that favor you in case you are required to appear before
the court. There are exceptions for you to request an extension to comply
with the court order or pay the fine. You can also pay the penalty in
installment if your case is eligible or choose to fight the ticket.
If you fail to appear in court before or on the due date, then you show
up without seeking for attorney's advice then you may end up suffering
a lot. Your case fee may go up, and your case referred for collection.
There are situations which need that you reserve a court date before 20
days ends if possible. You may reserve a court date when you are hospitalized,
incarcerated, or deployed on active military service.
Going about your case alone can be very expensive and time-consuming by
the end of the day as opposed to involving a professional traffic ticket
defender. Consulting and hiring a traffic lawyer can help a lot in traffic court.
You may just evade going to traffic school, protect your drivers' license,
and avoid wasting a lot of your time, by hiring an attorney to take care
of your traffic case in Riverside County. Traffic court cases are serious,
and it is crucial that you take care of those before the due date.
You are at the mercy of the court if you are found guilty of violating
traffic laws. However, hiring a traffic ticket attorney to take your case
can save you a lot of trouble and aggravation. It could possibly save
you a lot of money in the long run. A basic speeding ticket may be $35
but it could cost you nearly $700 after penalties and surcharges, your
insurance will likely go up more than $150 and stay higher for at least
three years, and you will accumulate points for most moving violations.
Therefore, you should consult with Bigger & Harman before you decide
what to do about your day in court.
When you are faced with a ticket for suspended license in traffic court
in Shafter, Kern County, or many other SoCal counties, such as Kings,
LA, Riverside, Tulare, Inyo, or San Luis Obispo (SLO) counties in California,
contact Bigger & Harman for advice. Give Mark or Paul a call and explain
your circumstances, 661-349-9300. Or, send them an email today,
En español, llame al 661-349-9755.