Traffic Court in Bakersfield in Kern County, California
Interstate 5, or I-5 in the central valley of the state of California is
one of the most traveled freeways in the country. Hundreds of drivers
are stopped each day, for one reason or another. The best way to handle
a trucking speeding ticket? Hire a local traffic ticket attorney to represent you.
Bakersfield is one of the main agriculture areas in the state. Commercial
trucks are the norm along this I-5 busy freeway. Many moving to and from
two of the busiest ports in the free world. A trucking speeding ticket
may lead to negative points assessed due to conviction, which leads to
higher fleet insurance premium for employers and can mean trouble for
the trucker, possibly a job termination due to a revoked or suspended
CDL. The need to keep commercial truckers on the road, distributing products
up and down this valley, especially of grapes, vegetables, and other fruits
is essential to our economy.
When you enter traffic court in Bakersfield in Kern County, you should
bring a local traffic ticket attorney that knows CA Vehicle Code (CVC)
and the obstacles truckers face. After all, you wouldn’t hire a
taxi driver to drive your 18-wheeler, would you? Then, why hire a divorce
lawyer to represent you in traffic court? “Cousin Vinnie”
may be a great divorce lawyer, but he’ll be as lost as a taxi driver
in a big rig in traffic court.
The Peculiarities of a Trucking Speeding Ticket for CDL Holders
Although traffic school can make a speeding ticket confidential for the
regular driver, it doesn’t have that effect for a commercial driver.
CDL holders take the full brunt of the speeding ticket fine, must notify
their employer of the conviction, and are assessed 50 percent more Negligent
Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points than their non-commercial driving
In addition, while a regular driver get forgiveness when they pay for and
complete traffic school, the commercial driver that exceeds 15 mph over
the speed limit is a Federal serious violation and just two such convictions
will lead to a 60-day suspended license and a third will give the driver
120 days with no license and no chance to earn a living for their family.
Although radar is most popular, the police in CA use a variety of methods
to track and ticket your speed, thousands per day on I-5 alone, including
pacing, aircraft with pacing (using aircraft alone is not very accurate
and entrapment), and laser. These methods are not foolproof, but most
people don’t bother to fight their tickets believing it will cost
more to hire a lawyer. However, truckers do not have the luxury of just
paying a ticket that could cost them their job. And, everyone figured
in the rise in your insurance premiums, hiring a lawyer to get the charge
dismissed or the fine reduced makes a lot more sense in the long run.
Driving defensively and carefully is sound advice for all drivers. Commercial
truckers must be even more cautious to keep their license in good standing,
keep their jobs, and our economy flowing.
Bigger & Harman, The Truckers’ Advocate in South-Central Valley
If you were given a trucking speeding ticket, the best way to handle it
is to fight the ticket. You can hire Bigger & Harman to represent
in court and you won’t even have to attend court, so your employer
does not have to know you received a ticket. Yes, on the outside chance
of a conviction, you will still have to notify your employer within 30
days. Give Bigger & Harman a call. They will set you up with an appointment
to discuss the details of your ticket and give you a recommendation. The
initial consult is free and confidential. In Mono, Kern, Kings, Inyo,
or other south-central valley counties, you can depend on the knowledgeable
courtroom presence of Bigger & Harman, your traffic ticket defense
team. You can contact them by email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 661-349-9300.
En español, llame al 661-349-9755.