Trial by Declaration

So you got a traffic ticket. Welcome to the club. You probably don’t know it, but your ticket is just one of over 5,000,000 tickets written every year in California. And, of that huge number, only a small percentage will ever be contested.

Sure, you’re angry at the officer for pulling you over and you’re annoyed at yourself for doing whatever it is the officer pulled you over for in the first place. And, of course, you’re plenty mad about all of the time and money this ticket is going to cost you. But the real question is what are you going to do about it?

What is Trial by Written Declaration?

Well, what if there was a better way to fight your traffic ticket in California. What if there were a system that provided drivers all of their exact same rights under the law to contest a traffic ticket, but also did not cost you precious time and money? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, we have good news for you. There is such a system, and it’s called a “Trial by Written Declaration.”

A Trial by Declaration provides you the opportunity to contest your case in court without actually having to go to court. It’s almost like winning the lottery. You can say everything you want to say without the fear of the judge throwing you out of the courtroom – because you never even have to go to court. This is a real court trial, just in written form instead of in person.

Drivers complete the documents and submit them to the court by mail instead of going into court to contest the traffic ticket in person. The Trial by Written Declaration process is the best way to contest a traffic ticket in California and eliminates the need for you to waste your time fighting your ticket in court. (Frequently asked questions)

California Trial by Declaration

States That Allow Trial by Written Declaration

The states that allow Trial by Declaration include California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, and Wyoming. Keep in mind, Trial by Written Declaration is only available in certain courts in Ohio and Wyoming. Contact the court to find out if you are able to fight your ticket this way.

GetDismissed Traffic Ticket Defense System

That’s what we, and GETDISMISSED are all about; helping California drivers save hours of time and LOTS of money by using this Trial by Written Declaration process.

If your Trial by Written Declaration is successful it will prevent a negative point from going on your driving record, which will probably save you money on your auto insurance, and the court will refund 100% of the bail you deposited with them.

As if all of this weren’t good enough already, a Trial by Declaration has one other incredible advantage: even if you’re Trial by Written Declaration is unsuccessful, you can request a “Trial de Novo” or “New Trial” which is a completely new court trial. You can essentially restart the whole process and have your day in court anyway! You have lost nothing at all.

Don’t wait. Go now to or use your cell phone to download the FREE GETDISMISSED App in the Apple Store or on Google Play.

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