How does the officer respond to a Trial By Written Declaration?   Leave a comment

So you’re considering fighting your citation by means of Trial by Written Declaration. You know that you must have favorable facts and argue that you did not violate the statute as written. But what will the officer say? What is his/her response going to be and what will it look like? Take a look at CA Form TR-235 (below). This is the standardized form that the officer will use to submit his/her side of the argument. You’ll notice that it has the officer’s declaration, the method used to determine the vehicle’s speed, the facts, and any other evidence or diagram that the officer wishes to submit. By seeing what the officer is submitting…or better yet, the format of the officer’s submission, you can better prepare your own declaration.

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Posted 10/29/2012 by Salimi Law in Traffic Court

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