Protect Your Driving Privileges Fight Your Ticket With Bigger & Harman Today

Take ControlThe best way for drivers in Barstow and Apple Valley to keep their auto insurance rates low is to fight their traffic tickets.

A recent survey rightly points out that taking a ticket to court is “the only way to get penalties reduced or dismissed.” The survey encouraged drivers to fight their tickets even if they are morally guilty, because there is often a big difference between morally guilty and legally guilty.

Other strategies in this area include quickly resolving “fix-it” tickets and voluntarily taking a driving safety course.

Traffic Ticket Defenses

In the previous millennium, when traffic ticket fines were rather low, the best way to fight a ticket was to simply set the case for trial. Since the amount of money the county got to keep usually did not exceed the cost of employee overtime, the arresting officer rarely showed up.

Penalty assessments have increased so much that the math no longer works in the driver’s favor, so the prosecutor is almost always able to introduce evidence. That means that drivers need to have an effective defense.

Generally speaking, there are legal defenses and equitable defenses to a traffic ticket. Some examples of the former are incorrect signage, an inability to prove an element of the infraction (like children being present in a school zone), or certain technical defects on the ticket. Equitable defenses, or extenuating circumstances, can be just as effective in getting the case thrown out or the punishment reduced.

As an added bonus, most Central California courts allow an attorney to appear on behalf of a defendant, meaning that you don’t have to waste a day sitting in traffic court.

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 to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español, llame al 661-349-9755.

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