How to Beat a San Mateo County Traffic Ticket

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

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

About San Mateo County

How to Beat a San Mateo County Traffic Ticket

San Mateo, Spanish for “Saint Matthew” who was, according to the Christian Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. San Mateo County was formed in 1856 when San Francisco County split apart. It was later added to in 1868 by a portion of Santa Cruz County which included Pescadero and Pigeon Point.

The county contains a total area of 741 square miles, yet 293 square miles are water making San Mateo County the third smallest county in California. Most of the county’s 771,000 residents reside nearest to the northern and northeastern parts of the county, closest to the Bay area. San Mateo County is also home to “Facebook” and hosts the headquarters of Oracle Corporation, Visa Inc, Sony Interactive Entertainment, YouTube, and is a hub for venture capital firms, and is the northern most part of Silicon Valley.

Residents and visitors enjoy San Mateo’s Filoli Mansion and Gardens, a national historic landmark within the county, as well as outdoor activities including kayaking, biking, and horseback riding. San Mateo County also has over 60 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline for everyone to enjoy.

San Mateo County Traffic Courthouses

San Mateo County Superior Court, Southern Branch Annex – 500 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063

San Mateo County Superior Court, Northern Branch – 1050 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080

San Mateo County Superior Court, Central Branch – 800 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401

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