San Francisco is the fourth most crowded city in the state of California. Nearly a million people live in San Francisco and more people flow in to visit or live every day.
Unfortunately, California itself is also one of the strictest cities in the nation when it comes to traffic law and issuing traffic tickets. California police are busy every day of the year issuing speeding tickets and all kinds of other traffic tickets.
To make matters worse, living or working in or visiting a congested city like San Francisco can make it very challenging to get anywhere on time. So there may be times when you just have no choice but to step on it to get where you need to go…and that may be the day the cop is sitting right there.
At other times, you may simply be driving along with the flow of traffic when a cop pulls you out of the traffic and issues you a citation for speeding, letting everyone else go!
And some drivers get cited for a speeding ticket in San Francisco when they weren’t even speeding at all. This is the most frustrating kind of speeding ticket and it happens every single day.
If you can relate to some or all of these driving scenarios, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to keep those points off your license and avoid the hefty fines and penalties. The good news is, you can use Trial By Written Declaration to get your speeding ticket dismissed – read on to learn how.
You Don’t Need a Traffic Lawyer to Dismiss Your Speeding Ticket
One of the biggest misconceptions in California is that drivers who have gotten a traffic citation need to hire a traffic lawyer to go to court for them and help them get the ticket dismissed.
The unfortunate truth (at least if you are a traffic lawyer) is that there is nothing an attorney can do or say for you that you can’t do or say for yourself.
You and your traffic attorney are basically both just hoping the ticketing police officer won’t show up for your court date!
Yes, it is less stressful to have an attorney standing next to you when you have to go before the judge. But you are paying a lot of money for that privilege and you still have no guarantee your ticket will be dismissed.
There is a much better method available to petition the traffic court judge to dismiss your speeding ticket. This process is called Trial By Written Declaration.
Trial By Written Declaration 101
The Trial By Written Declaration method of applying to get your traffic ticket dismissed is not difficult. It is not new, either. But it is easily overlooked.
The process is actually written out on the back of traffic tickets. But most drivers don’t realize that is what they are looking at.
As the name suggests, a “written declaration” dismissal request is done entirely through the mail. You don’t have to go to court. You don’t have to tell your boss or anyone else you got a traffic ticket for speeding. You don’t have to go to traffic school. You can just send your Trial By Written Declaration request by mail and that is that!
How to Use Trial By Written Declaration Successfully
Trial By Written Declaration is very easy and fast to do. But it is important to do every step right!
Our GetDismissed traffic ticket dismissal service walks you through each step in order, making sure your paperwork is assembled properly and mailed correctly so you can verify delivery with the court.
All you have to do is visit our website and upload a snapshot of your actual speeding ticket citation to our website. Then tell us about what happened as you recall it.
We will use what you tell us to create your defense documents. These are the documents you will send via snail mail to the court. Our expert team has years of expertise with creating defense documents that convince traffic court judges across the state to dismiss many different types of traffic citations, including speeding tickets.
When you submit a strong argument with your Trial By Written Declaration request, you have a much better chance of appealing to a busy traffic court judge who doesn’t need any extra work processing even more traffic ticket cases.
What Happens After You Submit Your Trial By Written Declaration Request?
After you download the defense documents we create for you, the next step is to follow our instructions for how to complete and sign the documents, make out your bond check and mail the package in with tracking enabled.
Then it can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days for the court to return their decision. During this time, you don’t need to do anything other than to verify that your package was successfully delivered (we tell you how to do that).
Once the verdict comes back, in the likely event it is a dismissal, there is nothing further you need to do.
Occasionally a dismissal request may be denied, but this doesn’t mean you have no other recourse. You can reapply for dismissal or, alternately, apply to take traffic school.
Why Choose GetDismissed to Dismiss Your Speeding Ticket in San Francisco?
If you have been wishing there is some way you can avoid going to traffic court or simply paying for the penalty and having those points go on your license, well, there is a way!
GetDismissed is your ticket (pun absolutely intended) to a squeaky-clean driver record and keeping that hard-earned cash in your wallet where it belongs.
Our seasoned team of ticket dismissal professionals understand why the state of California favors Trial By Written Declaration dismissal cases and how to create winning arguments in your defense.
The method is easy, fast and 100 percent online. Visit us at getdismissed.com to get started.
What Types of Tickets Do We Help With?
GetDismissed produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.