Trial By Written Declaration

Ticket Snipers Recommends a Trial by Written Declaration

In California, contesting a traffic ticket doesn’t have to be such a chore. Thanks to the state’s trial by written declaration option, you can now contest your ticket via mail without the hassles of appearing in court, waiting in line and facing an anxiety-producing judge. In fact, a trial by declaration is not just more convenient; it is a more streamlined way of submitting your “not guilty” plea in a fraction of the time.

It is important to note that not all traffic tickets are eligible for the written trial by declaration option. You are ineligible if you:

  • Failed to respond to the citation by the posted due date
  • Are under the age of 18
  • Have a serious offense that involves an accident, misdemeanor or felony. (In this instance, the ticket usually says “Must Appear in Court.”)

Ticket Snipers will formulate Your Trial by Written Declaration

To take advantage of the trial by declaration option, you must:

  • Plead not guilty
  • Request Trial by Written Declaration
  • Post bail for the violation (also called payment in some jurisdictions).

Ticket Snipers executes all these steps and provides the most effective legal arguments offered in the industry.

Note: In California, all drivers who plead not guilty will be required to post bail on the violation. Once Ticket Snipers dismisses the case, the drivers are issued a refund and points do not appear on their driving record.

Once you begin the written trial by declaration proceedings, the entire process can take 60-90 days. Each jurisdiction may vary. Aside from taking the initial step of hiring Ticket Snipers to “request for a trial by written declaration”, you have little else to do.

With a Trial by Written Declaration, You Can Still Attend Traffic School

Pleading not guilty and contesting your traffic ticket does not take away your right to traffic school should you lose your case. Not only will Ticket Snipers refund your money, but you can still attend traffic school to get the points removed from your driver’s license. The state does limit one traffic school usage per 18-month period.

If you have any questions about how to request trial by written declaration, do not hesitate to contact Ticket Snipers at (800) 985-8978. Though a trial by written declaration sounds complicated, it is actually a simpler, more effective way to fight your ticket than appearing in court.