How to Beat an Alameda County Traffic Ticket

You can fight Alameda traffic tickets by getting them dismissed much easier than you may think. In Alameda, California, drivers are allowed to contest a traffic ticket using a Trial by Written Declaration. This is best way to fight a traffic ticket without going to an Alameda courthouse or hiring an expensive Alameda traffic ticket lawyer. We have found this to be the best way to contest a California traffic ticket, period.

This option is available to every driver who receives a traffic ticket in Alameda, California. In fact, if you turn over your traffic ticket you will see that a Trial by Written Declaration is listed right on the back of your ticket as one way to fight it. This process has been around since 1978 to avoid having to pay traffic ticket fines.

TicketBust has been helping California drivers prepare Trial by Written Declaration’s for over 18 years. In fact, tens of thousands of vehicle tickets in California have been contested using our system. We are the original traffic ticket fighter and the TicketBust system has been developed specifically to prepare all your documents properly based on how you answer a few questions. This way you can fight your ticket, knowing you have maximized your chances of having the court dismiss your Alameda County traffic ticket.

When you contest a ticket using a Trial by Written Declaration not only don’t you need to go to court, but you don’t even need to take traffic school if the ticket is dismissed. If the ticket is dismissed, no point will appear on your driving record and the bail will be refunded to you in full. If the ticket is not dismissed and you are eligible for traffic school, then you should still be eligible after a Trial by Written Declaration.

TicketBust service will prepare your full defense package for you, which includes your Trial by Written Declaration and all the defense documents required by Alameda traffic court.

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Common Traffic Tickets in Alameda County

California Violation Code 22406 – Exceeding 55 mph commercial truck driver speed or speed while towing.

You may be surprised to know that commercial truck drivers include a much larger group than just “big rigs”.  The list includes: a motortruck or truck tractor with 3+ axles or that is towing another vehicle, a passenger vehicle, school bus, farm labor vehicle with passengers, any vehicle transporting explosives, or a trailer bus.

California Violation Code 21453(a) – Passing limit line on red light.

Did you know that you aren’t allowed to pass the white limit line when you are stopped at an intersection? From our experience, this can be a common ticket issued in the county of Alameda, so be on the lookout and stay behind that solid white line.

California Violation Code 21655.5 – Driving solo in a carpool lane.

It’s likely no surprise that if you are in a HOV lane that requires 2 or more people in it, by yourself, you’re going to get a ticket. That’s pretty self-explanatory.

If you find yourself having received a traffic ticket in Alameda, give us a call or fill out our form to see how we can help!

About Alameda County

How to Beat a Alameda County Traffic TicketThe 821 square miles stretching from the San Francisco Bay on the west through the Livermore Valley on the east and from Berkeley on the north through the BayLands ending parallel with the southernmost point of the Bay make up Alameda County. The willow and sycamore trees along the banks of the river lead to the early Spanish explorers referring to the area as the “Arroyo de la Alameda” or “a tree lined street” and is where Alameda County’s name originates.

It wasn’t until March of 1853 that Alameda County was formed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2017 over 1.6 million people live within Alameda County’s borders, the most heavily populated city being Oakland with an estimated 415,000 people. In 2014 The Atlantic found Alameda County to be the fourth most racially diverse county in the United States, and the most diverse county in California.

Alameda County consists of more than 350 parks and is home to the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Raiders National Football team, and the Golden State Warriors National Basketball team.

Alameda County Traffic Courthouses

Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse – 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612
County Administration Building – 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse – 661 Washington Street, Oakland CA 94612
Berkeley Courthouse – 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
East County Hall of Justice – 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568
George E. McDonald Hall of Justice – 2233 Shoreline Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
Hayward Hall of Justice – 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544
Fremont Hall of Justice – 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

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