Our attorneys have a number of different successful defense strategies depending on your particular situation. The officer that gave the citation has relied solely on his/her personal visual judgment, usually from within their patrol vehicle a good distance away, and proving your guilt can be more challenging than most people think.seatbeltt

Remember that a skilled traffic attorney from Traffic Clinic can use the law to dismiss your citation

You have the Constitutional right that:

1) an accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and

2) the government has the burden of proving that an accused has committed the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt.

If the officer is unable to prove every element of the alleged violation with sufficient evidence, the case will likely be dismissed. If the officer fails to submit his/her declaration or do so on time, this too is grounds for a full dismissal.

Child Restraint Tickets

There is also another type of seat belt ticket that is very costly to drivers, it is the child restraint tickets, which do carry one point on your DMV record and have large fines that start at $500 and can double with a second offense. A lot of these tickets are issued for these alleged violations are highly subjective and often based on inaccurate understanding of the law by many officers. We fight these tickets successfully for our clients using our knowledge of the court, the law, and knowing the officers who write them.