Orange County Traffic Tickets
It has been off the air for a few years, but the television show The O.C. cemented an image of Orange County in many viewers’ minds as a place where affluent young residents spend their time gossiping, shopping, partying, and showing off their perfect tans. The densely populated county is home to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and 40 miles of coastline. The Pacific Coast Highway offers drivers some beautiful views, but expect congestion on many of the county’s freeways.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department maintains a DUI Task Force that sends “saturation patrols” to communities like Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Niguel. Saturation patrols focus on traffic violators, stopping as many drivers as possible for minor violations in the hope that they will find evidence that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the officers do not make a DUI arrest, they often write traffic tickets for failing to signal a turn, failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, or speeding. A traffic ticket expert can often defeat those charges.
Orange County Traffic Tickets can be Costly
New cell phone apps like Waze are helping Orange County drivers avoid traffic jams. Drivers should be careful, however, because police often make the argument that using Waze can lead to a ticket for distracted driving. Fortunately, traffic ticket lawyers have been successful in countering that argument — but only when drivers decide to fight the ticket.