A one-time amnesty program will be available on October 1, 2105 for any unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. All infractions will be eligible for amnesty, so long as the ticket is unpaid or related to a failure to appear violation and the initial payment due date or court date was on or before January…

It is almost never a good idea to talk to the police while suspected for criminal activity. It does not matter if the crime one is being detained for is driving with a broken taillight or if they committed a bank robbery. Talking to the police without a lawyer almost always comes back to bite…

California laws are strict on those convicted of Driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. The impairment the drivers suffer is seen as such a danger to others in the eyes of the law, that enforcement and sentencing of these regulations seems to get harsher each year. The law is constantly looking for ways…

Are you a negligent operator? It sounds scary, but the DMV can label a driver a negligent operator for a variety of reasons, and the punishment may be severe. The DMV uses a fairly straightforward point system in determining the status of drivers in California. Points are given depending on the severity and type of…

The pretrial phase of a criminal law case in California has multiple steps. After pleading not guilty at arraignment, this phase begins. Pretrial includes court appearances, motions, discovery, and negotiations for plea bargains. Pretrial is where most criminal cases are settled, so understanding this process is crucial. This phase can last a few days if…

Drivers are under an insane amount of pressure when they are on the road, which may come as a bit of a surprise. You may be thinking your 10 minute ride to work, or your 4-block drive to the grocery store is nonchalant, but when you realize that a police officer can pull you over…

One of society’s most valued rights, the right to due process, is violated on a regular basis without the knowledge of the public at large. Traffic courts are making Californians pay their ticket fines and fees before they are able to contest the ticket in court. This “Bail for Trial” strategy essentially keeps low-income people…

A California driver can fight a traffic citation in court and still attend traffic school if found guilty. This may come as news to some, because of the way California judges tend to present the options to defendants. Traditionally, at the outset of a court hearing, judges tell cited drivers they can go to traffic…

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