TrafficTicketLaw.org Law Office of David Dastrup http://trafficticketlaw.org This blog provides insight into traffic court and traffic crimes. Learn the law, how it plays out, what the issues are to fight. Defend Constitutional rights. Defend Calif. Drivers License. Fight traffic tickets and win. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Will the Suspension of My Out of State License be Lifted If I Pay Off My California Failure to Appear Ticket Fines and Fees? http://trafficticketlaw.org/245-2/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/245-2/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:13:24 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=245 As a California lawyer, I cannot answer exactly whether or not the [State DMV of another state] will lift the hold if a suspension in California is not cleared but the hold causing the suspension in California is cleared (see explanation below). You would have to ask an attorney well-versed in [that State’s] DMV procedures. I … Continue reading Will the Suspension of My Out of State License be Lifted If I Pay Off My California Failure to Appear Ticket Fines and Fees?

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Traffic Ticket Due Date to Appear in Court http://trafficticketlaw.org/traffic-ticket-due-date-appear-court/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/traffic-ticket-due-date-appear-court/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:13:05 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=237 The traffic ticket due date to appear in court is a point of frustration for defendants and manipulation by the court. Here, we will address what happens when someone actually goes to court on the due date. The bottom of a traffic ticket in Los Angeles County, whether issued by Torrance Police or California Highway … Continue reading Traffic Ticket Due Date to Appear in Court

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Trial for Carpool Lane Solo or Crossing Yellow Lines Into Carpool http://trafficticketlaw.org/trial-for-carpool-lane-solo-or-crossing-yellow-lines-into-carpool/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/trial-for-carpool-lane-solo-or-crossing-yellow-lines-into-carpool/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:28:54 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=207 Carpool lane tickets are extremely common and people always ask about fighting the charges. You can fight any ticket by entering a not guilty plea and setting your case for trial. You will have your chance to present the facts and argue your case. Chances are that if you do not retain an attorney, the … Continue reading Trial for Carpool Lane Solo or Crossing Yellow Lines Into Carpool

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Statute of Limitations on Criminal Charges http://trafficticketlaw.org/statute-of-limitations-criminal/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/statute-of-limitations-criminal/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:37:41 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=203 Often, I get asked by friends or family about why I do criminal defense. Answering the question of, “Why do we have a statute of limitations on criminal charges against someone who did a crime?” will partially answer why criminal defense is needed. The following is how I would answer this question if you asked … Continue reading Statute of Limitations on Criminal Charges

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Speeding Over 100 MPH http://trafficticketlaw.org/speeding-over-100-mph/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/speeding-over-100-mph/#respond Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:27:57 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=196 If you were charged with 22348(b), Speeding Over 100 MPH, the fine is $200 plus penalty assessments, so could be up to $900. However, a more significant concern are the negligent operator points–2 points–that would be added to your DMV record. This can really do damage to your insurance, not just because of the points … Continue reading Speeding Over 100 MPH

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Why Should I Hire an Attorney for a Traffic Ticket http://trafficticketlaw.org/why-hire-attorney-on-traffic-ticket/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/why-hire-attorney-on-traffic-ticket/#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:59:43 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=191 Why should I hire an attorney for a traffic ticket is a question I often get. Here is the answer to that and other frequently asked questions. (To explain the rhetoric of the following responses, this post is primarily from my law office website.) What can an attorney do? Only an attorney that has experience … Continue reading Why Should I Hire an Attorney for a Traffic Ticket

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Petty Theft and the Infamous Civil Claim Letter http://trafficticketlaw.org/petty-theft-and-the-infamous-civil-claim-letter/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/petty-theft-and-the-infamous-civil-claim-letter/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:54:10 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=187 A standard question by a defendant arrested for petty theft, shoplifting, in California is what to do about the letter from a civil attorney representing the store or alleged victim demanding money be paid. It is standard to get this type of letter in a shoplifting scenario. Generally, from a pure criminal defense perspective, you could … Continue reading Petty Theft and the Infamous Civil Claim Letter

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Should Defendant Negotiate with Prosecutor In Advance http://trafficticketlaw.org/defendant-negotiate-prosecutor-advance/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/defendant-negotiate-prosecutor-advance/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:21:43 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=185 A misdemeanor/criminal defendant often asks, “Can I talk to the prosecutor before my court date to try to work out a deal, like a lower fine or dismissal?” Should a defendant negotiate with a prosecutor or not? The anxiety of having a pending criminal case often leads to this type of brainstorming. It is good … Continue reading Should Defendant Negotiate with Prosecutor In Advance

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22450 California Roll – Not the Sushi http://trafficticketlaw.org/22350-speeding-city/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/22350-speeding-city/#respond Sat, 07 Feb 2015 22:35:22 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=175 Who hasn’t rolled through a stop sign on a beach city’s street. Hermosa Beach is riddled with stop signs, for example, in the picture above from 6th Street. Other than driving on Pacific Coast Highway, you will hit a stop sign almost every block. California Vehicle Code section 22450 is for failing to stop at … Continue reading 22450 California Roll – Not the Sushi

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Carpool HOV Lane Tickets http://trafficticketlaw.org/carpool-hov-lane-tickets/ http://trafficticketlaw.org/carpool-hov-lane-tickets/#comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 22:09:13 +0000 http://trafficticketlaw.org/?p=171 Solo in the carpool lane vs. cross double yellows into carpool lane Both tickets are $100 fines plus penalty assessments, equalling about $490 in Orange and Los Angeles County. Only crossing the double yellows into the carpool lane is a DMV negligent operator point. This is California Vehicle Code section 21655.8(a). This means that traffic … Continue reading Carpool HOV Lane Tickets

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