Fight a Speeding Ticket in California and Win
The Original California Ticket Dismissal Team Is Here To Help You Beat Your Traffic Ticket!
When you receive a traffic ticket you may become confused and not know exactly what to do. This is the time when you need to take a step back and carefully evaluate what your next move will be. In general, when you receive a traffic ticket if you wish to contest it in court you may need to appear twice.
You will need to appear once before the court to plead not guilty and then you will need to appear again in order to defend your case.
If you are a busy person this can be time-consuming and you will have to take time out from your regular schedule or your work in order to defend yourself against the ticket.
The truth is you do not need to go to court to contest the ticket. It is perfectly acceptable for you to contest a ticket by mail. In fact, if the statistics are anything to go by contesting your ticket by the mail gives you more of a chance of actually winning.
This is because when you fight the ticket by mail the prosecution will have to go through a lot more loopholes in order to prove that you are guilty.
The prosecution will usually be given a deadline in order to file a written report of their version of what led to the speeding ticket to the court. With so many cases before them, often the deadline passes and they don’t file.
When they fail to file it your case will be dismissed whether you are guilty or innocent. Since this is often one of the easiest ways to win a case, it is no wonder that so many people are left in the dark about it and instead show up in court to fight a losing battle.
In order to contest your traffic ticket by mail, you will need to fill out a not guilty pursuant to CVC 40519 B. You can request a trial by written declaration pursuant to CVC 40902. While filling out forms and filing is never pleasant, it is worth it to do it since it will work in your favor.
However, nothing is fail-safe and you may be wondering what will happen if you lose the trial.
If you lose the trial then you will be given another twenty days to get a new trial. This is called, Trial de Novo pursuant to CVC 40902. With this type of trial, you will need to appear to properly contest the case and win.
One of the main reasons that the court doesn’t inform you that you can contest your ticket by mail and that you even have the right to a new trial is because they know it will be more costly to the state.
The notice that you have received the ticket will usually inform you that in order to avoid inconveniences you should pay the amount that has been listed on the ticket. If you are like most people you will just pay for the ticket to avoid the hassle.
After all, the ticket encourages you to avoid the inconvenience and long lines at the traffic court.
If you speak about fighting the ticket you will normally hear that you will have to make two court appearances and this can immediately discourage you from pursuing the case any further. When you start calculating how much pay you will lose if you are not a salaried worker it is easier for most people to just think about paying the ticket instead of fighting for their rights.
If you are brave enough to appear for trial everything is done to make you feel intimidated by what you see around you. It may feel that you have no other choice but to plead guilty.
The best way to fight your ticket is to reverse the intimidation and contested by mail. This is especially true if you feel that you have a strong case and are not guilty of what you have been accused of. Clearing your name and your record is important.
At the heart of fighting a speeding ticket is the need to stand up for yourself. You need to ensure that you get justice for yourself.
A traffic ticket is something that will go on your record and if you are not guilty of what you are accused of then you should definitely contest it. As discussed here the best way to do so is by mail is so you have the best chance of winning your case.
TicketBust produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.