If you plan to fight a ticket in Los Angeles and hire a traffic lawyer, you should be prepared with every document related to your driving and the day you got the ticket. Here are some examples of information you will need when hiring a traffic attorney:
1. Driving Record
You will need to obtain a copy of your driving record from the DMV. This is essential because the attorney needs to know your driving history, and a clean driving record is a strong addition to your case.
2. Insurance Documents
California requires drivers to carry auto insurance, so it is necessary to provide your insurance card and all documents about your policy. Traffic violations and points can affect your insurance rates, so depending on the outcome of your case, your attorney might have to work with your insurance company.
3. Citation and Legal Documents
When you meet with your attorney, bring the ticket and any legal information that came in the mail like red light camera photos or notices about a court appearance.
6. A Personal Account
Write down everything you remember from that day, such as the following details:
- Date and time
- The intersection where it happened and photos of it from several angles
- Where the police officer was prior to the traffic stop
- The place you were coming from and your destination
- Your speed
- Weather and road conditions
- Your surroundings (i.e., a large truck in front of you that prevented you from seeing the light)
If there were others in the car with you, have each of them do the same. Even if you think something is not relevant, your attorney needs as much information as possible to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
Contact the Ticket Clinic
To get in touch with a Los Angeles traffic ticket attorney, call the Ticket Clinic at 1-800-248-2846 or submit the online contact form.