Traffic Ticket Lawyer Explains What to Expect at a Barstow Traffic Ticket Arraignment
You received a traffic ticket while driving through Barstow and now you have a court date set in the Barstow Courthouse. If you have never received a traffic ticket before, you are probably wondering why there is a court date and whether you have to attend. You may be considering fighting the ticket, but you don’t know if you should.
That is why you should consult with our experienced Barstow traffic ticket lawyers at Wallin & Klarich. Our law firm has been successfully helping clients fight traffic tickets in Barstow Court for more than 35 years. We may be able to fight your ticket without you ever having to appear in court. Call our office at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to help you fight your Barstow traffic ticket.
Our Barstow traffic ticket lawyers will start by reviewing the facts of your case and preparing for the traffic ticket arraignment. Here’s what to expect at a Barstow traffic ticket arraignment:
What is a traffic ticket arraignment?
When you are cited for a traffic violation in Barstow, the ticket issued by the law enforcement officer will have some important information regarding your case, including:
- The specific vehicle code section you are alleged to have violated
- A date and time when you must appear in court for your traffic arraignment, and
- The courthouse where you must appear for the arraignment
The traffic ticket arraignment is your first appearance in the Barstow Courthouse after you have been cited by a law enforcement officer for a traffic violation. On the date of your Barstow traffic ticket arraignment, you will appear before a judge in the courthouse. The Barstow Courthouse is located at:
235 East Mountain View Street
Barstow, CA 92311
The courthouse lobby opens at 7:30 a.m. and judges begin to call cases at 8 a.m. If you are late or fail to appear to your court date, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest. Although you may be waiting several hours to hear your case called, you should arrive to the courthouse early on the date of your court appearance.
At the arraignment, the judge will inform you of your basic legal rights, which include the right to have a trial within 45 days and the right to have an attorney represent you. You or your lawyer will also be able to enter a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” on your behalf and set your case for traffic trial. You should not go to your first appearance in Barstow Court without first consulting with an experienced Barstow traffic ticket attorney who can advise you on how to proceed with your case.
Do I have to attend a court hearing for a Barstow traffic ticket?
Some traffic violations require you to attend one court hearing, while others require you to appear in Barstow Court only if you intend to fight the ticket. However, if you hire our skilled and knowledgeable Barstow traffic ticket lawyers, we may be able to appear on your behalf so that you don’t have to take time out of your day to drive to the Barstow Courthouse and wait for hours for your case to be called.
Should I hire a Barstow traffic ticket lawyer to represent me?
There are many reasons why you should consider hiring our Barstow traffic ticket lawyers at Wallin & Klarich to represent you. Our law firm has developed a track record of success due to our many case victories in the Barstow Courthouse. One benefit to hiring our experienced lawyers is that we can help you navigate the complicated court process and obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Our Barstow traffic lawyers have been able to resolve matters involving the following traffic violations without our clients having to appear in court:
- Speeding tickets
- Equipment violations
- Failure to show your driver’s license
- Failure to produce your vehicle registration
- Failure to have proof of insurance
- Failure to have child a safety seat
- And other moving violations
In other cases, our skilled attorneys have been able to arrange for our clients to be allowed to complete traffic school in order to avoid all the serious consequences of a traffic violation conviction.
The biggest benefit to being represented by a skilled Barstow traffic ticket lawyer may be that you may be able to fight the ticket without ever having to make a court appearance yourself. When you have a Barstow traffic ticket arraignment, you sit in the courthouse with many other defendants waiting for your case to be called. This could take several hours. Rather than taking time out of your busy schedule to sit in court, why not hire an attorney who can appear on your behalf and advise you on what to do in your case?
What happens after a Barstow traffic ticket arraignment?
Once your Barstow traffic ticket lawyer enters a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf, the case will be set for a traffic trial. Traffic trials must take place within 45 calendar days of your traffic arraignment unless your traffic attorney believes it is in your best interest to set the trial for a later date.
After the trial date is set, your Wallin and Klarich traffic ticket attorney will prepare for trial. This will include reviewing your statement, which will provide us with your version of events. It will also include researching the specific vehicle code violation you have been accused of and conducting whatever legal research is needed to be ready to maximize your chances of winning your traffic trial.
Call Our Experienced Barstow Traffic Ticket Lawyers Today
The Barstow traffic court can be complicated and the process can be exhausting. That is why you should not hesitate to contact our skilled traffic ticket lawyers at Wallin & Klarich if you have a pending court date in Barstow.
With more than 35 years of experience successfully helping clients fight traffic tickets in Barstow, our traffic attorneys know the local courthouse and understand the valid legal defenses to the violation you are accused of committing. Let us help you now.
We have an office located right across the street from the Barstow Courthouse at:
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
400 S. 2nd Ave. #206
Barstow, CA 92311
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your traffic ticket.