The Process to Fight a Speeding Ticket
If you received a speeding ticket in Kern County you were
issued a notice to appear in Court on a given date.  For many,
the time it takes to drive to the Court and fight the ticket on
their own is not practical, not to mention the legal aspects of the
case.  For this reason, many folks decide to retain a lawyer in
the area to handle the citation for them.  The following is a
summary of the process from start to finish:

The first step of the process to fight a traffic ticket is called an
arraignment. At the arraignment, we will enter a “not guilty”
plea and schedule a new Court date for a trial. Following the
arraignment, we may elect to file motions seeking to challenge
various aspects of the case or decide to engage in plea bargain
discussions with the prosecution. These discussions can often
result in the charges being reduced or dismissed. If the plea-
bargain is accepted, this will bring an end to the case. Typical
negotiated dispositions include a plea to a less serious charge or
a vehicle code section that may not carry points or a charge that
does not result in the suspension of your drivers license or
driving privilege in California. If the case does not settle for a
plea bargain then it will proceed to what is known as a Court

A Court trial will usually be calendared for a new date
anywhere from a month to three months, depending upon
which courthouse your case is assigned to. A Court trial in a
traffic ticket case is like any other criminal case with the
exception that there is no jury empaneled, the outcome of the
case is in the hands of a Judge. It begins with direct examination
and cross-examination of the witnesses (usually law
enforcement), motions to exclude evidence, closing arguments,
and a verdict.

The advantage to hiring a local
Kern County Speeding Ticket
Attorney is that you will not be required to appear at any stage
of the process unless you are specifically notified to attend. We
will send you a letter with the final disposition of your case
once a resolution has been obtained.  Our Law Firm defends
tickets in Lamont, Taft, Shafter, Bakersfield, and Mojave.

Understanding the process to fight a ticket in Lamont is the first
step to make an intelligent decision on your options for the
case.  The consequences of fighting a traffic citation are not as
extreme as you may think.

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