How to Beat a Ventura County Traffic Ticket Hassle-Free
Southern California is one of the most densely populated areas in America as more than 23.86 million people call the general SoCal area home. One of those places near the hustle and bustle is Ventura County, which is home to more than 840,000 people.
These crowds mean one thing that many people don't even think about when moving to Southern California and that is traffic–lots and lots of traffic. In fact, Southern California is home to some of the busiest roads in America, which can be very frustrating for people who regularly commute or drive as part of their daily life.
Along with that comes a ridiculous amount of traffic also comes traffic tickets handed out on an annual basis. It's estimated that almost 3,000,000 traffic tickets are given out in California on an annual basis. Many of those tickets are in the most crowded part of California, which is near Ventura County and near Los Angeles (and some of the surrounding cities). Many of these tickets are costly, and many residents feel like they did nothing wrong to even deserve the ticket in the first place. Others may outright refuse to pay together, which can cause further problems for them in the future if they are caught with unpaid tickets.
DoNotPay is here to help you dispute your Ventura traffic ticket without you having to arrange a court date and go through all of the extra steps that the state requires you to go through in order to appeal your ticket. Our AI smart tools are here to help you design a letter to send to the local court in order to help you begin the appeal process, all from the convenience of your current location. You can use your computer or even your smartphone to dispute the charges, and we will get the appeals process moving in a favorable direction for you.
Types of Traffic Tickets in Ventura County
Ventura County does not list specific information for what kinds of traffic violations they cite most frequently nor do they provide exact information on what types of violations you may receive while driving in their county.
However, a list of common moving citations in most parts of the US can include many of the following violations that may earn you a traffic ticket:
- speeding in a work zone with workers present/school zone
- changing lanes, not in safe
- driving at night without headlights
- failure to establish financial responsibility
- failure to obey traffic control devices
- HOV lane violations
- driving with an invalid/revoked license
- driving without a driver's license
- no registration receipt for a commercial truck/trailer
- running a red light/stop sign
- seatbelt violations (different fines for different ages - more expensive fines for not making children wear seatbelts)
While fine amounts are varied based on the violation you commit, you will generally look at paying about $600 to $700 for the most severe traffic citations in California, while more minor citations will still run you in the $200+ range. The rates charged will depend on the county and the moving violations that you have received.
Sometimes You Need to Attend Driving School
Many drivers in California, especially those driving any sort of commercial vehicle, are required to attend Traffic School before they are allowed to continue driving and continuing their employment. Drivers will have 6 weeks to complete their assigned courses before they are no longer eligible for work until the driving education or retraining is complete. You will have to complete your driving classes and the driving school will notify the court of your completion.
How Can I Dispute My Traffic Ticket in Ventura County?
If you are living in Ventura County and have gotten a traffic ticket, then you will need to follow a specific set of steps to challenge the ticket you were given. You will have to provide evidence of why you didn't commit the wrongdoing and why you do not deserve to have to pay the ticket that you were given.
The following are the steps that you will have to take in order to contest a traffic ticket in Ventura County:
- Fill Out the Written Forms: You will have to fill out a "Request for Trial by Written Declaration" to declare that you believe you are not guilty and should not have to pay that traffic ticket.
- Mail Your Form to the Appropriate Address: You will have to mail the "Request for Trial By Written Declaration" form to the local court in your area. You can find a list of the courts in Ventura County to determine which court is the one you need to send your form to here. You will have to visit the court in your area.
- Await a Response: You will have to wait to hear back from the court on your next step once you send in your forms for your "Request for Trial By Written Declaration". Usually, you will get a response within 45 days as to what the standing of your ticket is moving forward.
- Request A New Trial: If you disagree with the verdict, you have a right to request an in-person trial within 20 days of receiving the response from the court. A new date will then be scheduled if you are unhappy with the original decision.
|Ventura County Court Contact Information|
|Website||Ventura County Superior Court|
|Traffic Department||Traffic Department|
Government Center, Hall of Justice
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
|Phone Number||(805) 289-8545|
Going through the entire process of filling out the paperwork, mailing the forms, waiting up to 6 weeks for a response, and then possibly having to go to court in person is not only frustrating but also a time-consuming process. Sometimes, it seems like not even worth pleading not guilty because it's such a hassle, and you will just end up paying the ticket instead even if you are not guilty in the first place.
DoNotPay Can Help You Resolve Your Traffic Ticket in Just a Few Clicks
DoNotPay is here to help you dispute any traffic tickets that you feel are not fair. We are here to help you challenge them without making you go to court and go through all of the rigamarole that the local county wants to put you through. To date, we have helped more than 200,000 drivers resolve their traffic tickets.
We have helped so many people challenge their traffic tickets that DoNotPay was even mentioned by Newsweek for our success in helping our customers avoid paying tickets that they didn't deserve to pay. If you wish to take advantage of the same great perks and convenient services that many of our customers use, all you have to do is follow these 5 steps to get started:
- Log in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket.
- Upload a photo of your citation.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
- Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
- That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.
Following these steps will give us the ability to help you draft a letter and send it to you (or to your local court) depending on the options you choose. This will make the process much faster for you in getting your traffic ticket resolved, rather than waiting 45 days for Ventura County to respond to your inquiry, only for you to possibly still have to go to court in the end (if you don't agree with their ruling).
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