Got a Speeding Ticket?
There are several different speeding tickets you can receive in San Diego Traffic Court. There are basic speed law violations under VC 22350 which is typically for speeding tickets on streets. There are speeding violations for exceeding set speed limits like speeding over 55 mph, speeding over 65 mph, and some locations in San Diego County have speed limits of 70 mph. There is also speeding over 100 mph which is the most serious speeding violation under vehicle code section 2
When people get tickets their main concern is usually trying to keep a point from the violation off their driving record so their auto insurance rates do not go up. When you get a ticket there are only two ways to avoid the point from going on your driving record: (1) fight the ticket and have it get dismissed at court, and (2) pay the fine and attend traffic school. What is traffic school? Traffic school is an eight hour class, usually done online these days, which hides th
Two Pending Traffic Tickets: What Should I Do?
Unfortunately, some people go years without any tickets and then get two tickets in a short period of time. So, the question of what to do on the two tickets is an important one as you are only eligible for traffic school to hide a point on one ticket every 18 months and you would not be eligible on both of the pending tickets. What do you do? Generally, for anyone with two pending traffic tickets I usually recommend fighting both tickets instead of just paying one and doing
Correctable or "Fix-it" Violations
The officer marked my violation as correctable. What does it mean to have a correctable or "fix-it" violation? Well, some violations are correctable and some are not. So, you have to look at the ticket or the courtesy notice the court mails out to see how the traffic violation was marked on the ticket. To find this information, take a look at the middle of the ticket. You will see several horizontal lines which contain the code section and violations the officer cited you for
What is a Courtesy Notice?
When you get stopped by the officer you receive the actual citation or ticket. Then, after the ticket gets filed with the court and the traffic court enters the information from the traffic ticket in their system is produces what is referred to as a courtesy notice. It is a letter that the court mails out to the address on the ticket and explains your different options on a ticket. However, it is called a courtesy notice because the court does not have to mail it to you. Unfo
What is the Date on My Ticket?
The date given to you on the bottom or your traffic ticket here in San Diego County is a deadline date by which to do something on your ticket--pay the fine or fight the ticket. In the past, that date was an actual court hearing where you would show up to court and see a judge. Now, with how busy the traffic court has become over the years, the date on the ticket has now shifted to become a deadline date. So, if you are going to be contesting the ticket yourself you would nee
Speeds Between 91 and 100 mph--What Do You Do?
At speeds between 91 and 100 mph in a 65 mph zone you have a few issues. One, you are not eligible for traffic school because you are more than 25 mph over the speed limit. Two, if you contest this ticket and lose, you run the risk of having your license suspended for up to 30 days and also being ordered to attend a 16 hour in person traffic school that does not hide the points from your record in addition to the fine ($490). This is one of the rare tickets where contesting t
What Options Do You Have on a Traffic Ticket?
I generally suggest people contest their tickets as things do not get worse by setting the ticket for a trial to see if the officer is going to show up or not. Then you can decide whether to plead guilty or have the trial on the trial date. So it just depends on if you want to do this or not. You have three options for dealing with most tickets (some exceptions apply like two point offenses): (1) Just pay the fine for the ticket and do the traffic school. This is the quickest
Did you Fail to Appear (FTA) for Your Court Date?
When you miss a traffic ticket court date here in San Diego County two things usually happen: (1) the court adds a $315 civil assessment for not going to court on to the fines and (2) the court notifies the DMV that you failed to appear and the DMV suspends your license. You, or an attorney like us, can go to the court to take care of the missed hearing and that will lift the suspension on your license, or prevent it from happening the day we attend court. Then you can still
Red Light Camera Ticket?
Did you Receive a Red Light Ticket? For most people, the first indication of a red light violation is the flashing lights as you go through an intersection. Then you have to wait to see if you will receive a notice for the ticket in the mail. If this has happened to you, we can assist you with your red light ticket. For answers to your red light camera ticket questions, please scroll down. What is a Red Light Camera Ticket? The County of San Diego, prosecutes drivers for