How to Beat a Santa Cruz County Traffic Ticket

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

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

About Santa Cruz County

How to Beat a Santa Cruz County Traffic Ticket

Originally given the name of “Branciforte” after the Spanish pueblo founded in the area in 1797, the name was changed to “Santa Cruz” or “Holy Cross” only three months later on April 5, 1850. Fred Swanton, a businessman and eventual mayor of Santa Cruz, made an ambitious effort to attract a large amount of tourists to the area creating the Neptune Casino. Unfortunately, the Neptune burned down in a kitchen fire in 1906. Still determined to make Santa Cruz a tourist hub, he built a new attraction, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk which remains in place today. The Looff Carousel added in 1911 and the Giant Dipper roller coaster added in 1923 are now both historic landmarks.

Santa Cruz county has a total area of 607 square miles making it the third smallest county in California by total area, yet contains over 29 miles of beaches. Roughly 276,000 people reside within Santa Cruz County, most of which live within the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Soquel, Capitola, Scotts Valley, and Live Oak.

In the place nicknamed “Surf City,” visitors and residents definitely have been known to “catch some waves” at one of the many surf beaches in the area. Yet, there are also hundreds of miles of hiking trails along the coast, mountain meadows, and majestic redwood groves as well as cycling trails, golf courses, and great food and dining venues for those who would rather keep on land.

Santa Cruz County Traffic Courthouses

Santa Cruz County Superior Courthouse – 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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