How to Beat a Sonoma County Traffic Ticket

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

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

About Sonoma County

How to Beat a Sonoma County Traffic Ticket

The Pomo, Coast Miwok, and Wappo peoples were the first settlers of the area now known as Sonoma County, yet it was the Russians who became the first newcomers to establish a permanent foothold in 1812 at Fort Ross. Soon thereafter, the Spanish laid the foundation for today’s booming wine industry in the area when Padre Jose Altimera planted several thousand grapevines at the Mission San Francisco Solano in 1832. Sonoma County was formed in conjunction with California gaining statehood in 1850.

Sonoma County lies within the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountain Ranges of northwestern California stretching over 1,768 square miles. The county boasts an estimated population of 504,000 people and more than 250 wineries within the county territory. With over 1,100 grape growers, roughly 60,000 acres are devoted to grape harvesting in Sonoma County. The most common varieties planted are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot noir, though the area is best known for its Merlot and Zinfandel.

While most tourism is seen throughout the wine county, visitors can also enjoy highlights like the Safari West, a 400-acre wildlife preserve, or Lake Sonoma.

Sonoma County Traffic Courthouses

Sonoma County Superior Court – 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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