How to Beat a Contra Costa County Traffic Ticket

You can fight Contra Costa traffic tickets by getting them dismissed much easier than you may think. In Contra Costa, 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 Contra Costa courthouse or hiring an expensive Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa, 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 14 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa traffic court.

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Common Traffic Tickets in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa, 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 Contra Costa, give us a call or fill out our form to see how we can help!

About Contra Costa County

How to Beat a Contra Costa County Traffic Ticket

Contra Costa County was created at the time of California’s statehood in 1850. The county was originally to be called “Mt. Diablo County,” but was quickly changed to the Spanish words for “opposite coast” or contra costa because of its location on the opposite side of the San Francisco Bay.

Located in the norther portion of the East Bay region, Contra Costa County consists of 804 square miles, 11 percent of which is water. The most notable natural landmark in the county is Mount Diablo, standing 3,849 feet high and neighbors Mt. Diablo State Park. The county is home to roughly 1.15 million people among 19 incorporated cities and is the ninth most populous county in the state.

The East Bay Regional Park, located within Contra Costa County is comprised of more than 100,000 acres within 65 parks allowing residents and visitors to enjoy more than 1,200 miles of trails. Other outdoor activities including swimming, biking, golfing, fishing, picnics, and many others make this area a great vacation spot for individuals and families.

Contra Costa County Traffic Courthouses

Contra Costa Traffic Court – 640 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Contra Costa Superior Court – 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 945553

Contra Costa County Family Court – 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553

Pittsburg Superior Court – 1000 Center Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Richmond Superior Court, Contra Costa County – 100 S. 37th Street, Richmond, CA 94805

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