What to Expect at Barstow Traffic Trial
If you wish to fight a speeding ticket or any other traffic ticket you received in Barstow, the case will go to a Barstow traffic trial. The date and time for your traffic trial will be set at the traffic arraignment, which is the first court appearance.
Many people believe they have a good chance of winning their traffic trial simply because they believe they were not speeding or they think the officer was biased. In order to have a better chance to successfully beat your Barstow traffic ticket, you will need the help of an experienced Barstow traffic lawyer who can present valid legal arguments on your behalf.
Our skilled and knowledgeable traffic lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully helping clients fight traffic tickets in Barstow Court for more than 35 years. Let us help you now. Call our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case.
Our Barstow traffic attorneys will review the facts of your case and prepare a legal argument before appearing in Barstow Court on your behalf. Here’s what to expect at a Barstow traffic trial:
What is a Barstow traffic trial?
A traffic trial is the final step to challenging your traffic ticket in Barstow. If you plead “not guilty” at your arraignment, you will be given a court date and time for your traffic trial.
Traffic trials take place in Barstow Court in front of a judge, traffic referee or commissioner. It may not be required that you appear for your traffic trial in Barstow if you hire our law firm to appear on your behalf. The law enforcement officer who issued you the citation will also be required to be present at the traffic trial.
At the traffic trial, the law enforcement officer will give testimony as to his or her version of the incident. Your Barstow traffic lawyer will then have the opportunity to cross-examine the officer, which means to ask the officer questions in an effort to show his or her versions of events is not accurate. Your attorney will also be able to call any witnesses who can provide testimony relevant to your case. An experienced Barstow traffic lawyer may also introduce visual aids, diagrams or drawings to support your legal argument at trial.
What happens after a Barstow traffic trial?
After all the testimony and evidence has been presented at trial by both parties, it will be up to the judge to make a decision as to whether you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
If the judge believes that the evidence in the case shows that you are guilty of the traffic violation beyond a reasonable doubt, you will be found guilty. The judge can then impose your sentence, which is a fine for traffic violations.
If the judge believes the evidence presented in your case does not prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, you will be found not guilty. Your case will be over and you will be reimbursed any fees you may have paid for bail. Your auto insurance premiums cannot be increased if you are found not guilty at trial.
Where does a Barstow traffic trial take place?
Traffic trials for citations issued in Barstow and the surrounding area take place at the Barstow Courthouse, which is located at the following address:
235 East Mountain View Street
Barstow, CA 92311
The Barstow Courthouse can be found near the Barstow Road exit on Interstate 15. Turn left onto Barstow Road, followed by a left on Mountain View.
You should arrive to the courthouse before 8 a.m. on the date of your Barstow traffic trial. The facility doors open at 7:30 a.m. and cases are called beginning at 8 a.m. If you are late or you fail to appear, a warrant could be issued for your arrest.
Many people are cited for speeding in Barstow on the way to or from Las Vegas. Rather than taking time out of your schedule to drive to the Barstow Court for your traffic ticket, you should hire our experienced Barstow traffic lawyers to represent you and appear on your behalf.
Do I have to attend a traffic trial in Barstow?
In order to argue that you did not violate a traffic law in Barstow, you or a representative must be present at the Barstow Courthouse on the date of your trial.
Our law firm has been successfully fighting traffic tickets in Barstow on behalf of our clients for more than 35 years. If you hire our firm to represent you in your Barstow traffic case, you will likely not have to set foot in the courthouse.
Should I hire a Barstow traffic lawyer to represent me at trial?
Many people feel they can beat a Barstow traffic ticket by saying that they did not do it or they do not believe they were going over the speed limit. However, what these people do not realize is that these arguments may not be valid legal defenses. At a traffic trial, it will be your word against the word of the police officer who issued the ticket, and courts often take the word of the officer.
That is why you should speak our experienced Barstow traffic ticket lawyers at Wallin & Klarich. If you hire our law firm to represent you, our lawyers will often make an informal discovery request to obtain all the documents necessary to review your case. Your traffic lawyer will be prepared to cross-examine the law enforcement officer at the traffic trial about what he or she saw, remembers and his or her perception of the events. Our law firm will attack the credibility of the officer while also trying to build your credibility.
Using these proven traffic ticket defense strategies, our Barstow ticket lawyers will attempt to raise reasonable doubt that you committed the traffic violation. Our experience representing clients in Barstow Court will allow our lawyers to construct a powerful legal argument in your case.
Call Our Experienced Barstow Traffic Ticket Lawyers Today
Do not spend hours of your time trying to fight a traffic ticket by yourself when it is unlikely to produce a favorable result for you. Contact our Barstow traffic ticket lawyers so that we can use our knowledge and experience to help you obtain the best possible outcome without you ever having to go to court.
Our Barstow ticket lawyers have more than 35 years of experience successfully helping clients fight traffic tickets in the Barstow Courthouse. We can develop a winning defense strategy for 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.
Barstow, CA 92311
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your traffic ticket. We will be there when you call.