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I am not able to speak over the phone with you but can answer any questions which you may have. You do have a legal right to contest this and if the allegation is regarding a seat belt violation and in your case, a lack of it being worn, you need to explain that you did have it on and anything which may have happened or lead to the officer thinking you did not. You want to attach a written statement of what happened and make sure to include detail. If you are going to attach evidence like photographs or diagrams, explain in your written statement what evidence you are attaching. For your written statement, you can use a form called Declaration (Form MC-030) and, if you need more room to complete your statement, a form called Attached Declaration (Form MC-031). When the clerk receives your Request for Trial by Written Declaration, the clerk will let the police officer who issued your citation know. The officer will then have the opportunity to submit a declaration about the citation by the due date. The judicial officer will review your papers and the officer's, and make a decision on your case. You will get the court's decision by mail telling you whether you were found guilty or not guilty.If you are found guilty, the court says what the penalty will be and orders it to be paid from your bail. If the fine is more than the bail you paid, the court will give you a deadline to pay the rest of the fine. If the fine is less than the bail you paid, the balance will be refunded to you (or to the person who paid the bail if someone else paid it).If you are found not guilty, the court will refund the bail money to you (or, if you did not pay it, to the person who paid it).
Not a problem. I will opt out and another expert can assist. I can not provide you with legal documents in this case. Please hold on and someone else can help.
Here is the required California Judicial Council Form for a Request for Trial by Declaration for a traffic infraction - including a seat belt violation. You must use this form in California for a trial by declaration:
There is no other form. This form must be used in all California traffic courts, including Long Beach.
The Request for Trial By Declaration form includes a "Statement of Facts" section for you to write down your side of the story.
If you were in fact wearing your seatbelt, simply fill it out, and write: "I was wearing my seatbelt!". Then sign it, and get it filed with the court before the date listed on the bottom of your citation.
This is a forum for asking a single question for a flat fee. I provide telephone conferences on an hourly fee basis of $100 per hour. I usually have a 1 hour min, but we can do 1/2 today if you wish.
Or you could just read my article on "Tips for Winning a Trial By Declaration in California": http://trafficcourtpros.com/blog/tips-trial-declaration-defense-attorney-2014/
There is no way I would take a case for $99, and I am prohibited by law from guaranteeing results on a court case. The scammers who advertise that kind of service are usually: 1) not licensed to practice law; and 2) stealing from people in my opinion.
So I must decline.
I wish you luck.
I would charge $750 to take a traffic infraction case. I would start with a trial by declaration, but because almost no one ever wins those, my flat fee would also include the court trial that would follow the trial by declaration.
I am not available to take a case presently (thus I have no competition), and I do not like the Long Beach Courthouse, so I do not take cases there.
But I offer this info to you to make sure you don't get ripped off by someone who does not have a license and promises something a licensed attorney would never promise.
You can verify an attorney's law license at www.calbar.org. Do not pay anyone without a law license for legal services. Anyone who promises you an outcome is a scammer. Attorneys are prohibited by law from guaranteeing results.
I more than answered your question. I provided the form you wanted. You stated that was all you wanted, I gave it to you. Then, I provided much more info to you than you asked for, and it was valuable info from a licensed attorney. I tried to help you. I wish you luck.