Riverside County Traffic Tickets
In addition to providing affordable housing for people who take advantage of Interstates 10 or 15 to commute to jobs in Los Angeles, Riverside County features a number of fashionable resort communities, including Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, and Desert Hot Springs. A hot desert climate in the western half of the county transitions to a milder climate in the eastern half.
In its most recent fiscal year (July 2013 to June 2014), Riverside County collected more than $64 million in fines, primarily from drivers who paid traffic tickets. The county is required to pay some of that money to the state, but it keeps the rest for county and city budgets. Local politicians rely on ticket revenue as an alternative to raising taxes. Police officers feel pressure to write tickets because generating ticket revenue helps them advance their careers. The only people who object to traffic tickets are the drivers who are unfairly targeted. Those drivers turn to Riverside County traffic ticket lawyers to make sure they are not saddled with expensive tickets they do not deserve.
Riverside County Traffic Tickets are Common
Red light violations and stop sign tickets are popular with Riverside County traffic officers. They base the tickets on claims that a driver failed to come to a complete stop before making a right turn at a red light or made a “rolling stop” at a stop sign. Expect more of those tickets to be written in the growing communities of Coachella Valley, as new stop signs and traffic lights are added in the coming months. Traffic ticket lawyers can help drivers avoid the high fines and demerit points that are assessed against drivers in Riverside County who unwisely decide not to fight their traffic tickets.