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ABCs of Fighting a California Cell Phone Ticket

Friday, Dec 28th, 2012

ABC’s of Fighting a California Cell Phone Ticket - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Are you a driver who tried using a speaker phone far enough away from your head to make it look like you were hands-free but still got a ticket? Police are hip on these common “fake- it” techniques. Here are some tips for fighting that cell phone ticket you’ve got - just remember your ABC’s:

  • A- Authorized purpose. It is not illegal to use a phone for emergency purposes or while on private property, so you can argue you were using your phone for an authorized purpose.
  • B-Bringing up music. It is illegal to use a phone in a manner that is not hands free to communicate with another person. Smart phones these days have other purposes so you can argue you were bringing up music or some other non illegal purpose.
  • C-Copies of your call log. It is your word that you were not on the phone against the officer’s word that you were. Beef up your testimony of the events by showing the court a copy of your call log which shows no calls or texts were made or received at the time of the ticket.

  - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Posted in Cell Phone Tickets

Know Your Options For Fighting Your Ticket Before You Pay It

Tuesday, Dec 18th, 2012

Know Your Options For Fighting Your Ticket Before You Pay It- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

According to the 2012, Judicial Council of California, Court Statistics Report, well over 50 % of the individuals who get a traffic infraction just plead guilty or forfeit their bail! This may be due in part to drivers just not knowing their rights after receiving a ticket, or that they have any other options.

Whether you did exceed the speed limit or didn’t. Whether you did roll through that stop sign ordidn’t, you have options for dealing with your ticket and every driver should know their rights.

When you get any traffic ticket just flip it over. Your options for dealing with the ticket will be right there in black and white (or yellow depending on what color ticket the officer hands you!).

You get to choose a court trial or even a trial in writing. Of course you can also choose traffic school. That is if you haven’t already taken traffic school within the previous 18 months, were not ticketed in a commercial vehicle, and if you don’t want to first take a stab at fighting your ticket.  - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them

Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2012

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Senate Bill 1303 (Simitian. Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement systems.) will likely be in effect starting the first of the year. One important change to the existing law will be requirements in place for the placement of Camera Enforcement Warning signs. Current law requires a City operating a red light camera system to simply place signs either at the intersection or at major entrances to a city; so many camera enforced intersections are not detectable by approaching drivers (until the flash goes off of course). Once the new law takes effect, signs notifying rivers they are approaching a red light camera enforced intersection will be required to be posted within 200 feet of an intersection where a system is operating. There will be a grace period of about 1 year after the law takes effect, to allow governmental agencies operating red light camera systems to place the proper signs. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Officer Mistakes Results in Many Drivers Getting Tickets Dismissed

Tuesday, Dec 04th, 2012

Officer Mistakes Results in Many Drivers Getting Tickets Dismissed - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

At TicketKick.com we help drivers avoid having to go to into court by using a process called a Trial by Written Declaration. The Trial by Written Declaration is available for most traffic infractions. For those types of tickets where a Trial by Written Declaration cannot be used, before you just pay the ticket, consider this.

If your just plan is to just plead guilty and ask for traffic school, it may be worth your time to request an in-person court trial first. Reason being, there is always a chance the officer will not show up for your trial and it is not uncommon for judges to dismiss cases automatically if an officer does not show up.

What is not so common is a judge dismissing a case where all parties are present, simply because a case is scheduled on the wrong day. CBS6 out of Richmond, Virginia reported a judge dismissed numerous tickets amounting to thousands of dollars in fines, simply because of officers scheduling traffic court cases on the wrong date! Just a little reminder, your ticket can be kicked in even the most unlikely scenario! - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Posted in Traffic Tickets