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Old 09-16-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
Titanium Subaru
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Angry Traffic Ticket Attorney recommendation?

Just wondering if anyone knows an attorney they can recommend me for a traffic violation (speeding) the prices for my county are extremely inflated and im probably going to get charged around $500+ (+$60 traffic school).

Ive researched online before and found sites but not sure how legit they are, can anyone help me out? thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 AM   #2
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Pay to play. I just paid 540$ for a picture ticket in the mail

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Old Yesterday, 01:26 AM   #3
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Firstly, your attorney is your foot. Secondly, you can beat the system.

1. Plea not guilty
2. Extend the court date as many times as you can
3. Show up to the last day of extension
4. Chances are he will not show up to your court date

If he does show to your court date try and contest the ticket and give reasons why you were driving the appropriate speed. If you cannot give good reason then at least get the ticket lowered, use your lack of money to your advantage (lots of bills, school, kids, etc..)

When all said and done just save it for the track, you know you're fast so there is no need to prove it to anyone, especially on the streets. You can literally have a fart can rolling down the street and as long as you are not speeding the cops usually won't hassle you.
Once you start speeding you involve innocent people into your chaotic driving which usually cops give notice to. I was a speed demon when I was younger luckily I never hurt myself or anyone else. I remember I had 3 points on my record but that was many years ago, so now I love to cruise since that I am wiser and on a budget. Now I take it all out on track days.
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Old Yesterday, 06:13 PM   #4
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #5
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Firstly, your attorney is your foot. Secondly, you can beat the system.

1. Plea not guilty
2. Extend the court date as many times as you can
3. Show up to the last day of extension
4. Chances are he will not show up to your court date

If he does show to your court date try and contest the ticket and give reasons why you were driving the appropriate speed. If you cannot give good reason then at least get the ticket lowered, use your lack of money to your advantage (lots of bills, school, kids, etc..)

When all said and done just save it for the track, you know you're fast so there is no need to prove it to anyone, especially on the streets. You can literally have a fart can rolling down the street and as long as you are not speeding the cops usually won't hassle you.
Once you start speeding you involve innocent people into your chaotic driving which usually cops give notice to. I was a speed demon when I was younger luckily I never hurt myself or anyone else. I remember I had 3 points on my record but that was many years ago, so now I love to cruise since that I am wiser and on a budget. Now I take it all out on track days.
Thanks for the solid advice, very much appreciated!
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Old Yesterday, 09:16 PM   #6
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Your best bet is to go to court and pled guilty. Ask the judge for a reduction in the fee. The traffic attorney will not help you out at all. They can't contest the ticket if the Officer wants to take it to trial. There is a chance you could lose and tthree judge won't give you the option of traffic school. So ask for a payment plan and slow down. Trying the extension game does not work. The Officer gets a supeona weeks before court and will always show.up or they will get in trouble. Trust me I do this for a living.
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 PM   #7
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Yea, what welsh said above...

Or...you can also go and plea Not Guilty and set your trial date with a time waiver (so you can have the date beyond 45 days out <- your right to a fair and speedy trial would be within 45 days) and roll the dice with the cop showing up or not...

also, remember!
Any extensions you make for your actual trial will also include a new subpoena for the arresting officer which means it might refresh his memory and he/she'll wanna go and be ready...whereas if you set one date only and really far out, your probability of the officer not showing up is slightly higher because they only get subpoenaed once and you kinda are counting on human error/forgetfulness (unless you were a total jackass to the arresting officer, then he/she'll be there for sure no matter what).

Hiring attorneys like Mr. Ticket to help with your ticket is helpful in some cases, but they basically do what you can do by yourself (and doing it yourself will save you a couple hundred as well). Attorneys can get plea deals and stuff with the judge and also speak with the arresting officer to assess the validity of a plea deal. Most deals include a reduced fine (determined by your driving record) and traffic school.

Also, try to remember and write down the events leading up to you being pulled over, during, and after (traffic conditions, what lane you were in, lane officer was in, weather, whether or not there was construction, etc)...remember...one of the aspects for an officer to arrest you (pull you over) is that they must also maintain constant visual contact with your vehicle. All you need is to put enough doubt into the court (judge/commissioner) that they will dismiss your case.

If you lose, most courts will still allow you the option of traffic school (depending on your driving record, once again) and will reduce the fine further than in the initial pre-trial hearing where you plea guilty/not guilty.

Or save yourself the time and bite the bullet...traffic school costs like 15 bucks and takes maybe 30 minutes to finish (if you find the right one that doesn't make you "check-in" to every teaching module) and the money you save on insurance without the point on your record should outweigh the fine levied by your court (obviously depends on your driving record).

Obviously I'm only speaking from my own experiences in San Diego County and Santa Clara County courts. My record is 3-2-2 (three won cases, 2 lost cases but received traffic school for one and Level II Impact Driving school for the other--both resulting in no points on my record-- and two dismissed cos cops didn't show up).

Good luck, PM me if you wanna talk more about it...i'm not in the business or anything but I consider myself seasoned enough of a veteran to at least give you my input.
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Old Yesterday, 10:33 PM   #8
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Yea, what welsh said above...

Or...you can also go and plea Not Guilty and set your trial date with a time waiver (so you can have the date beyond 45 days out <- your right to a fair and speedy trial would be within 45 days) and roll the dice with the cop showing up or not...

also, remember!
Any extensions you make for your actual trial will also include a new subpoena for the arresting officer which means it might refresh his memory and he/she'll wanna go and be ready...whereas if you set one date only and really far out, your probability of the officer not showing up is slightly higher because they only get subpoenaed once and you kinda are counting on human error/forgetfulness (unless you were a total jackass to the arresting officer, then he/she'll be there for sure no matter what).

Hiring attorneys like Mr. Ticket to help with your ticket is helpful in some cases, but they basically do what you can do by yourself (and doing it yourself will save you a couple hundred as well). Attorneys can get plea deals and stuff with the judge and also speak with the arresting officer to assess the validity of a plea deal. Most deals include a reduced fine (determined by your driving record) and traffic school.

Also, try to remember and write down the events leading up to you being pulled over, during, and after (traffic conditions, what lane you were in, lane officer was in, weather, whether or not there was construction, etc)...remember...one of the aspects for an officer to arrest you (pull you over) is that they must also maintain constant visual contact with your vehicle. All you need is to put enough doubt into the court (judge/commissioner) that they will dismiss your case.

If you lose, most courts will still allow you the option of traffic school (depending on your driving record, once again) and will reduce the fine further than in the initial pre-trial hearing where you plea guilty/not guilty.

Or save yourself the time and bite the bullet...traffic school costs like 15 bucks and takes maybe 30 minutes to finish (if you find the right one that doesn't make you "check-in" to every teaching module) and the money you save on insurance without the point on your record should outweigh the fine levied by your court (obviously depends on your driving record).

Obviously I'm only speaking from my own experiences in San Diego County and Santa Clara County courts. My record is 3-2-2 (three won cases, 2 lost cases but received traffic school for one and Level II Impact Driving school for the other--both resulting in no points on my record-- and two dismissed cos cops didn't show up).

Good luck, PM me if you wanna talk more about it...i'm not in the business or anything but I consider myself seasoned enough of a veteran to at least give you my input.
This is my second speeding ticket, however I didn't take traffic school the first time. I wasnt a douche to the officer, in fact I got him to smile by joking around and confused him towards the end by telling him to have a nice day.

I'm not sure what i would tell the judge considering this is my second speeding ticket and he/she will probably think I didn't learn my lesson the first time. (i hardly speed, i got unlucky this time)

I thought traffic school was more expensive than that! I will try and look for some cheap ones but im doubtful they are that cheap

Thanks for your advice and for helping me out!
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