- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (January 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601383053
- ISBN-13: 978-1601383051
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
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How to Win Your Case In Traffic Court Without a Lawyer Paperback – January, 2009
Traken, a freelance writer, offers a guide to fighting traffic tickets in court without an attorney. She addresses what a driver should do immediately after receiving a traffic ticket and how officers determine violations in general, and gives advice on when it makes sense to argue one's case in traffic court. The volume covers cases involving DUIs, trial preparation including gathering evidence and organizing material, and provides tips on cross examination. --Book News, Inc.
About the Author
Editor in Chief, Washington and Lee Law Review, Volume 66
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Author: Janet Traken
ISBN Number: 978-0-7387-1878-1
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc
Genre/Market: Law, General Law, Legal education
Publication Date: 2011
Book Length: 280 Pages
5 Out of 5 points
Headline for Book Review: Traffic Court Facts to Win your Case
I want to thank Atlantic Publishing for an advanced copy for my honest review of this book. If you purchase this book part of the profits are donated to The Humane Society of the United States.
I loved this book and being a Paralegal I will add this valuable resources to my legal library.
Fighting your traffic ticket can be very scary but once you know the steps involved it is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1. Know the Law
Step 2. How your particular facts apply to that law.
Step 3. Appear in Court
All police officers will tell you why the person got a speeding ticket, "to help reduce accidents and keep the roads safe."
You can fight your own ticket and win and this is important so that you:
* Avoid increased car insurance rates
* Avoid points on your driver's license
* Feel good to stand up for yourself in court
* Avoid professional consequences of tickets especially if you have a CDL license or want to stay in good standing with the public as a doctor or lawyer.
1. This book walks you through the following:
2. The steps taken when you first get a ticket
3. How to research and understand law
4. The types of moving violations
5. The negative effects of a ticket
6. What traffic school can and cannot do for you and your case
7. Deciding whether to fight the ticket or pay it
8. Determine if you need a lawyer
9. Preparing for court and or trial
10. And so much more!
What I did learn in this book is so important. We all have rights and when it comes to traffic tickets we can fight and win against the police officer. Taking notes of the incident can help you win your case. Taking photo's right after you got your ticket helps a lot. This is all building up evidence on your behalf of your case to win. Many people don't bother to fight their tickets and if they did they could win. The bottom line is to know your State Laws on speeding tickets and then obey them. If you need to win your speeding ticket case this is a very informative book that no family should live without.
Jackie Paulson © 2011 All Rights Reserved
How to Win Your Case in Traffic Court spends a considerable time discussing the various methods police use to catch speeders although I am not sure how many of them are still used. I believe all of the police in my state almost exclusively use radar or lidar and do not use techniques like pacing or estimated guessing. Readers should know this book does not actually discuss case law to be used in your defense but lays out the methods for someone who has not had legal training.
Overall, the book serves its purpose very well and includes all of the details to make someone comfortable exercising their legal rights in court.
The first chapter of the book suggests writing down the incident and this is of utmost importance. If you do go to traffic court it's very possible it will several months after the incident and much will happen during that time. Our memories can hold just so much and by reading notes it will bring back more memories of the incident.
As I perused the book further I came upon explanations of possible ticketing: Improper Passing, Seatbelt Violations, Speeding, Open Container, etc. The chapter titled "Do You Need a Lawyer" was interesting and certainly would help you decide whether you want to hire a lawyer or attempt to win the case yourself. Another important chapter is "Preparing for the Trial Step One: Gathering and Analyzing Evidence."
By the time I got finished reading this book I felt I was more informed than before and do have knowledge in the event I have a traffic violation. I believe the Traken researched the topic well enough to give us the basics and a platform of where to start. This book will certainly help you decide what direction you want to pursue your violation and whether or not it's worth the time and effort to fight it or pay the fine. It's a decision only you can make and I believe gaining the knowledge from what Taken has written will make you wise enough to make the decision.