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How to Subpoena Witnesses and/or Things in Traffic Court

06 Feb

You can use the court’s subpoena power in a traffic ticket trial or criminal court case where you represent yourself. It is the way to force things or people to show up. The way to do it is to get the form, get the court clerk to sign it, and then get it served properly. Continue reading



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Understanding Traffic Court Bail & How to Get a Trial W/O Bail

31 Jan

Posting “bail” on a traffic court case is different than posting bail on a criminal case. In traffic court, the bail is really a deposit to make sure you show up for your trial date. If you don’t go, the court keeps your bail. Continue reading



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Hearsay in Traffic Court? Here is a Mildly Unfocused Exploration

25 Jan

Some general information on how to get documents admitted in traffic court and how hearsay evidence objections work. Continue reading



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Tips for Effective Cross Examination of Police Officers In Traffic Court

17 Jan

Free Tips from a Criminal Defense Trial Attorney on How to Ask Police Officers Questions in Traffic Court. Use this free legal advice to ask effective questions that will help you win. Continue reading



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Woo Hoo! Here are the Official Instructions for Judges on CA Traffic Court Cases

20 Dec

Here is the Official Judge’s Instructions on How to Handle Traffic Court Cases in California. Hyper-linked with references to the law. Yes, like all of legal self help content, it is free. Continue reading



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How to Object to Evidence in Traffic Court (Correctly)

14 Dec

You can object to evidence in traffic court trials. Dont Be Afraid! Continue reading



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No Defense or Money to Pay Fines? Try a Penal Code 1385 Motion to Dismiss.

29 Nov

How to make a motion to dismiss a court case when you have no defense. Use Penal Code section 1385 to request a dismissal “in the interests of justice”. Continue reading



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Tips on Using the Internet to Help Win a Traffic Court Trial.

07 Nov

There are lots of ways to use the Internet to help you win a traffic court trial. Continue reading



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How to Use Prejudice as a Defense in Traffic Court

25 Oct

If there is an error in a traffic court trial, you have to show that the error harmed your case or your right to a fair trial. This harm to your case is called “Prejudice”. Harmless error = no error. Continue reading



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How to Use Prejudice as a Defense in Traffic Court

25 Oct

If there is an error in a traffic court trial, you have to show that the error harmed your case or your right to a fair trial. This harm to your case is called “Prejudice”. Harmless error = no error. Continue reading



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