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FAQs: Traffic Ticket Legal Representation


What is the value of hiring an Attorney for a traffic ticket?

Only an attorney experienced with traffic tickets has knowledge at his fingertips on how to get a case dismissed at the first hearing, or how to negotiate for a non-point resolution, or how the court responds to different issues or evidence, or what to expect from different courts and law enforcement agencies on the day of trial, etc. An attorney with experience working on traffic cases in Torrance traffic court knows the ins and outs of, for example, a speeding ticket, or a suspended license misdemeanor at Long Beach Court.

Let the professionals practice law. You could go to the local library and read case law and codes, but after a few months of study, you will probably wish you would have hired an attorney in the first place.

It's my case, and the court is telling me to pay and take traffic school.

What should I do?

You could just do as the court says, and if that is what you want to do, then do it. However, if it was my case, knowing what I know now, I would always seek ways to have my case dismissed. It is my constitutional right to be heard on the matter; to leave the burden on the prosecution, and to present my case. Moreover, going to traffic school right out of the gate is like not finishing the race. You could win the race but you will never know until you try. To win the race, have a Los Angeles Superior Court attorney run the race for you.

Second, having your case dismissed entirely means no fines and no traffic school. Having your case reduced to a non-point charge means no traffic school, no traffic school court costs, no traffic school attendance costs, and possibly a reduced fine, as well. All three scenarios avoid a point on your drivers license.

Some cases or defendants are not eligible for traffic school for various reasons. The more common reasons for ineligibility are: took traffic school within 18 months, speed too high, and commercial driver.

How is it that chances of winning higher with an Attorney?

I have handled so many cases that I could not count them all. Historically, I have gotten great results. The results are public record, and you could look them up. I could give you thousands of case numbers to look up, if you have the time, that show dismissals and reductions. Currently, most of our success stories are in Los Angeles Supeior Court. However, previsoulsy, most of my wins were in Westminster at the West Justice Center and Fullerton, at the North Justice Center, in the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.

Your case is unique but probably extremely similar to prior cases that I have handled. It is extremely rare to have an absolutely unique case. (Two examples of unique cases: Client was only cited for not wearing his contact lenses--raised a few issues, but I fought it on Constitutional rights and the judge complimented me, being impressed with the motion I filed and the way I handled the case. Another unique case had two very rare commercial driver misdemeanor charges that even the prosecutor had never heard of, but after several pretrial conferences, I eventually got that reduced to a non-criminal case entirely with super low court costs.) Speeding tickets, red light tickets, for example, are not rare. However, your needs are important, and your case is important, and I will treat each case uniquely, as you deserve.

Understand that the good results I get on your case are based on my skills from handling similar types of cases. Those similar cases, when added up, produce statistics that show great results. That means that you can rest-assured that I practice law in a manner that gets great results for cases like yours.

Is there any guarantee that my case will be dismissed?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Note that while history tends to repeat itself, there is no guarantee that history will repeat itself. In life, we all use historical data to achieve success. This is why we tell defendants past results—so that they can try for the best on their case with confidence because they know of my high success rates.

Now it is time to put the best traffic ticket attorney to the test, to fight for you, to win your case, to avoid fines, to keep DMV points off or your driving record.

Call our attorney at 310-817-5899 for a free consultation on your traffic ticket, whether for speeding, no u-turn, carpool lane, child restraint, and any other California Vehicle Code alleged violation.