The men and women of the 412th Security Forces Squadron were on high-visibility patrol at the schools
on Edwards Air Force base when students began the new school year.
Staff Sgt. Jason Hoffman indicated that there would be
zero tolerance for violators after the first day or two. That policy especially includes
the “no left turn” and “no parking” areas around
Branch Elementary School, as well as stop signs and parking etiquette
at Desert Junior-Senior High School. Officers can and do issues citations
on parking lots, just as often as they do on the streets. Staff Sgt. Hoffman
said that there would be random patrols throughout the year to enforce
“The kids are taught the rules in school and when you do something
they were taught not to do, the kids notice,” he reminded both parents
Traffic Tickets on Edwards AFB
Driving on any federal property, and especially military bases, is a risky
proposition in terms of traffic tickets. Visitors are not familiar with
the twists and turns on the roads and streets, and non-government license
plates really stand out.
Once these tickets go to court, the
process is quite complicated. Drivers must enter please at the federal courthouse
in Bakersfield, which is about a two-hour drive away. Motorists who appear
without lawyers can either plead guilty and pay the fine, or plead not
guilty and schedule a hearing before a magistrate back at Edwards. The
judge is only there four days a year.
Partnering with an attorney prior to the initial hearing in Bakersfield
is a tremendous
advantage, in several respects:
- In most cases, a lawyer can appear for you, meaning no wasted hours sitting
in court waiting for your name to be called.
- An attorney who regularly practices in this court knows all the rules and
procedures, both the formal and informal ones.
- Often, a lawyer can get the charges reduced to something that has less
of an effect on your insurance, driving record, or possibly even your
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-376-0214.