Category: Traffic Tickets


Red Light Cameras No More in Los Angeles! Warning…

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 2, 2011

Great news! The Red Light Cameras ceased being in operation in Los Angeles as of July 31, 2011.  However, heed the following announcement from the Los Angeles Superior Court Website: The City of Los Angeles has decided to end its red light camera program on July 31, 2011. The City’s action does not stop the processing of outstanding red-light citations. It does not eliminate penalties associated with red-light citations. It does not constitute grounds for a refund of any money paid on such a citation. Anyone issued a red-light citation must resolve it within the specified time limits or face… Read More

Red Light Camera Ticket? You Can Fight It!!!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 4, 2010

Wow, have you ever run a red light and then see that red light camera flash bulb go off? Then, just as expected, that nasty ticket came in the mail? You knew you were a goner, right? Well, maybe not! A California Appeals Court recently came down with a decision in The People v. Tarek Khaled which rendered the photographs inadmissible as hearsay and, on that basis, overturned a the conviction for running a red light based on the red light photo! The ruling, in part, reads as follows: “To be more specific, the photographs contain hearsay evidence concerning the matters depicted in the… Read More

2009 Laws: Text Messaging in California Video – Don’t Do It While Driving!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 22, 2009

We all know how dangerous and annoying it is to text while driving. How about the person crawling in front of you at 10 miles per hour because they’re “safely” texting. Don’t think that this little stunt increases safety! Or the person so involved in their texting that they don’t notice the car in front of them coming to a halt? Well, California has taken care of this issue once and for all (we hope). This new law makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cell phone,… Read More

10 Cars The Cops Love to Ticket

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 7, 2009

Thanks to U.S. News and World Report for their article on the 10 cars that cops love to ticket. It’s a pretty fascinating list with some surprises (at least to me). I’ve culled the Internet to find representative photos of the cars and added an interesting link to each one for your reading enjoyment. In line with this article, I would suggest that you read A Guideline for Handling Traffic Tickets by Michael Klijian, Esq. The data in their article was produced by a survey conducted by ISO Quality Planning, an outfit that helps insurers spot and assess risks. This is a polite way of… Read More

Cell Phone Laws for 2008: What You Need To Know (and more!)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 25, 2008

As you know by now, I’m a great proponent of the new California hands-free law which goes into effect on July 1, 2008. I blogged about it in May: Click Here. A corollary, of course, are my rants and raves about texting while driving: Click here, here, here and here. So, I’ve decided to post (yet again) on this subject and provide several useful links to articles, videos and hands-free equipment vendors below. What to Expect from California’s New Hands-Free Law: The Public Policy Institute of California writes the following press release: Update: 2009 Law Bans Text Messaging while Driving – See Video As of July 1, 2008,… Read More

A Guideline For Handling Traffic Tickets by Michael Klijian, Esq

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 31, 2008

I asked attorney Michael Klijian to write an article regarding the handling of traffic tickets. Mr. Klijian’s practice focuses on defending drivers who have been ticketed for any and all types of traffic infractions in and around the Greater Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley . He handles each matter with the utmost of intregity, professionalism and skill. Mr. Klijian has proved to be a passionate advocate of Southern California drivers. A Guideline For Handling Traffic Tickets by Michael Klijian, Attorney at Law There are many different violations that drivers are cited for on a daily basis. My attempt… Read More

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