How to Beat a Merced County Traffic Ticket

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

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

About Merced County

How to Beat a Merced County Traffic Ticket

Merced County received its name from the Merced River or “El Rio de Nuestra Señora de la Merced” (“River of Our Lady of Mercy” in Spanish). The river had been named as such by Gabriel Moraga on his expedition through the area in 1806. Merced County was formed in 1855 from parts of Mariposa County.

Merced County spans 1,979 square miles and sits north of Fresno County and Southeast of Santa Clara County. Primarily an agricultural region, the addition of canals and irrigation changed the crops produced in the area. Merced grows a wide variety of crops and is known for its dairy production as well. Roughly 282,000 people reside within the county lines, including the aproximately 11,500 students attending Merced College located in the City of Merced.

The county is also the home of the Castle Air Museum where over 70 restored vintage military aircraft ranging from pre-WWII to present-day fighters are displayed. Visitors also can tour the Hilmar, California Cheese Facory, where the “world’s largest single-site cheese and whey products manufacturing facility is located. The visitors center there is equipped with a gourmet gift shop, deli, and cheese counter and visitors can sample many of the fresh cheeses made on site.

Merced County Traffic Courthouses

Merced County Superior Court – 2260 N Street, Merced, CA 95340

Merced County Superior Court Traffic Division – 720 West 20th Street, Merced, CA 95340

Merced County Superior Court, Los Banos Division – The Robert M. Falasco Justice Center 1159 “G” Street, Los Banos, CA 93635

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