California Drivers May Lose Advantage When Contesting Traffic Tickets

by Geoff Mousseau California is the only state that permits drivers to contest traffic tickets by mail.  Recent developments suggest that this advantage may soon be eliminated. The back of each traffic ticket refers to ìtrial by written declaration.î  This strange reference is to a process that has, until recently, only been known to lawyers.   But Trial by Mail is available to anyone who doesn't want to spend the time or take the risk of appearing in court for a traffic trial. Trial by Mail is a [...]