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Speeding Ticket Convictions & Auto Insurance Premiums

What drivers should consider, but usually don’t, is that the fine is only a small portion of the expense of a speeding ticket. Even though CA has some of the highest fines in the US, increases in auto insurance premiums caused by these infractions are typically 75% more than the fine.

Why pay the fine and accept an automatic increase of $1,500 or more in premiums, when you could hire a traffic attorney and possibly get a dismissal or reduced no-point conviction with no insurance increase? Talk to a traffic lawyer before you go to the courthouse and pay that fine.

Speeding Tickets and Traffic Attorneys 

Bigger & Harman, APC, the Bakersfield traffic attorneys offer a free phone consultation. You can tell them the circumstances of your ticket, and they will tell you what they can do. If you both agree it is worth it to challenge your ticket, they’ll offer you a flat fee to resolve your speeding ticket.    

Speeding and Traffic Law

Several traffic laws pertain to speeding in CA that could lead to you getting a speeding ticket. However, the “prima facie” speed law is the CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22350Speed Laws. Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII) defines prima facie as “at first sight.”  Therefore, it could be an adjective such as “sufficient to establish a fact or raise a presumption unless disproved or rebutted.” 

Without further evidence or challenge by the alleged speeder, they are guilty of the traffic infraction, speeding. 

However, what many drivers fail to consider is the state is mandated to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that you are guilty. What’s more, when you are ticketed under CVC 22350, the phrase, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent…” comes into the picture. What is reasonable and prudent? 

All your attorney has to do is raise a reasonable doubt, which is the standard for guilt according to both the CA and US Constitution. Plus, the state is required to give the opportunity to cross-examine the witness or witnesses against you. That means the law enforcement officer (LEO) who stopped you must show up for court. 

Hanford Court in Kings County Is a Strict Traffic Court  

Call the Bakersfield traffic attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.

Many attorneys do not like to practice traffic law in Hanford, but we have a reputation of success defending speeding tickets here where others fold. Use your free initial consultation and call to discuss your circumstances.  

Email: attorney@biggerharmanlaw.com

References:

The 2020 CA Driver Handbook.pdf

The Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute (LII) website

CVC Section 22350Speed Laws