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More Photo Enforcement
haven't already done so, please read highwayrobbery.net's page about photo
This page is about Ticket Kick dot com's
discussions of (1), the availability of traffic school after you have
been found guilty in a Trial by Declaration ("TBD") and (2), the
special situation in Los Angeles County.
On its Traffic School*
page, Ticket Kick
The traffic school advice in the box above is from Ticket Kick dot Com, as of 6-20-12. highwayrobbery.net's advice is below.
Ticket Kick's advice is 281 words. I
think that a shorter and clearer
explanation would be:
Most judges deny, or ignore, traffic school requests
included in TBDs. If you have lost your TBD and were not granted
traffic school - and you need it - you can set up a Trial de Novo
("TDN"), go there and grab the offer of traffic school that most judges
make to everyone in the room, at the beginning of their trial sessions.
But the best thing is to plan ahead.
If you know ahead of time that it would be
impossible or impractical for you to attend a TDN, and you also know
that you really need to end up with traffic school, you
not do a TBD. Because once you begin to fight - even by TBD -
your 100% shot at traffic school goes away and getting TS is up to the
judge. You could end up losing your chance to
Ticket Kick has a separate page about LA County*.
As of 6-20-12 the page had 1200 words and finished up with an advisory
from the official site of the LA County Superior Court.
It's good that they have an LA County page, but Ticket
Kick's info could make one think that there is little option but to
engage the LA County court system, and either fight or pay the fine.
Ticket Kick's info could make one think that the tickets
issued by LA City are somehow different from those issued by the other
cities in LA County.
A shorter and clearer explanation would be:
The LA County Superior Court Does Not Report
Ignored Tickets to the DMV!
(highwayrobbery.net has its own page about the
situation in LA County.)
*The pages from the Ticket Kick site are what I found there on
6-20-12. For the most current versions of those pages, go to the
Ticket Kick website.
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