Articles Posted in Speeding Tickets

LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc.
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TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS
October 2014

COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer!
Marin Speeding, Out of State driver. Traffic school allowed.
Marin Speeding, designated vehicle. Traffic school.
Marin Speeding, over 100 mph. No license suspension.
Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer!
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LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc.
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TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS
October 2014

COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Failure to yield to a pedestrian. Dismissed!
Marin Speeding on Hwy. 101. Dismissed!
Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer!
Marin Speeding and no insurance. Reduced to a no pointer!
Marin Speeding more than 26 mph over. Reduced to allow traffic school, no license suspension.
Marin Speeding. Reduced to a no pointer!
Yolo Speeding. Dismissed!
Yolo Speeding. Fine reduced.
San Francisco Illegal left turn. Reduced to a no pointer!
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LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc.
________________________________________ JOHN W. STANKO Attorney at Law
TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS July 2014
COURT CHARGE RESULT
San Francisco Red Light Camera Reduced to a no pointer Sonoma Speeding with accident (no traffic school) Negotiated traffic school Marin Driving over double yellow lines Dismissed
Many traffic tickets in California are classified as moving violations and carry points on a person’s driving record. Accruing too many points, 4 in 12 months, 6 in 24 months, or 8 in 36 months will result in the DMV designating a person a negligent operator which carries a driver’s license suspension.

Moving violations also effect insurance rates for up to 3 years.

An experienced traffic ticket defense attorney can work to get tickets dismissed or reduced to charges that do not carry DMV points.
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COURT CHARGE RESULT
Marin Speeding and no license Dismissed Marin Speeding Dismissed Palo Alto, Santa Clara County Speeding Reduced to a no pointer Marin Illegally passing a school bus Dismissed Marin Speeding – speed to high for traffic school Speed reduced to allow traffic school Marin Speeding Reduced to a no pointer San Francisco Stop Sign Dismissed Richmond, Contra Costa County Speeding Not Guilty Marin Speeding Dismissed Marin Failure to yield Not Guilty Marin Red light violation Reduced to a no pointer Marin Speeding Dismissed Marin Red light violation Reduced to a no pointer Marin Speeding Reduced to a no pointer Continue reading

COURT CHARGE RESULT
Marin Speeding and no license Dismissed Marin Speeding Dismissed Palo Alto, Santa Clara County Speeding Reduced to a no pointer Marin Illegally passing a school bus Dismissed Marin Speeding – speed to high for traffic school Speed reduced to allow traffic school Marin Speeding Reduced to a no pointer San Francisco Stop Sign Dismissed Richmond, Contra Costa County Speeding Not Guilty Marin Speeding Dismissed Marin Failure to yield Not Guilty Marin Red light violation Reduced to a no pointer Marin Speeding Dismissed Marin Red light violation Reduced to a no pointer Marin Speeding Reduced to a no pointer Continue reading

The Law Office of John Stanko, Inc. successfully defends moving violations!

In the Marin County Superior Court a client charged with driving at a speed greater than reasonable or prudent has his case dismissed. Client was charged with a violation of Vehicle Code section 22350, the basic speed law. The citation was issued after a Novato Police Officer using radar clocked the diver at 47 mph in a 25 mph zone. The case was dismissed at court trial.

In Alameda County Mr. Stanko’s client facing a red light camera ticket has her case reduced to no point municipal code violation. In the end the client will pay a fine but her insurance rates will not increase and the no point violation will not be reported to her DMV record.
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Attorney John Stanko successfully defends alleged speeder in Fremont.

Client charged with speeding in violation of Vehicle Code section 22349(a), exceeding the maximum posted speed limit is found not guilty in the Alameda County Superior Court in Fremont.

After filing and winning a trial by written declaration the client will not receive a point on his driving record and his posted bail money will be refunded by the court.
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Local traffic Attorney John Stanko beats tickets in Solano County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

California Traffic Ticket Victories – November 2012

Solano County.
Speeding ticket, violation of Vehicle Code section 22349 on I80 in Fairfield. Violation amended to a not point non moving violation. Client’s driving record is not assessed negligent operator points.

Marin County.
San Rafael red light camera violation is dismissed. Client convicted of no point violation.

Solano County.
Out of state commercial truck diver charged with speeding in violation of Vehicle Code section 22406. Case reduced to a no point mechanical violation.
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The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted The Novato Police Department $120,000 for a year-long traffic enforcement program focusing on drunk driving patrols, red-light violations traffic citations.

The Novato Police will use the grant money to pay for LIDAR speed-detection devices, DUI saturation patrols and to enforce traffic regulations at certain problem intersections. LIDAR devices are taking the place of or supplementing radar devices in many jurisdictions in Marin County and throughout California. LIDAR uses a laser beam to detect the speed of moving vehicles. Marin County police agencies believe that LIDAR is more accurate than radar. The use of LIDAR is subject to the same officer training requirements and speed trap laws as the use of radar. In many instances if the citing officer cannot show that the use of LIDAR is justified based on a valid traffic and engineering survey a speeding ticket issued based on the use of LIDAR will be dismissed.

Novato’s traffic ticket and DUI grant enforcement runs through September 30, 2013 and will include 10 DUI saturation patrols and 10 distracted-driving patrols. Novato Police Officers will also conduct 10 traffic enforcement actions aimed at red-light running and excessive speed.
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San Francisco citations for a red light camera violation and for making an illegal left turn were dismissed this week after Attorney John Stanko had filed requests for a trial by written declaration for two clients. Both matters resulted in not guilty findings by the San Francisco Superior Court Traffic Division. As such, neither client will receive a point on their California DMV record and the payment of their bail/fine amounts will be refunded.

Should the trial by written declarations have resulted in a finding of guilty the clients would have had a right to request a new court trial. A request for a trial de novo, new court trial, must be filed with the court within twenty days of the mailing of a finding of guilt on a trial by written declaration. The California Judicial Council provides a form, TR220, on which to request a trial de novo.

In addition, in the last two weeks client’s were found not guilty after trial by declaration of violating Vehicle Code section 22349(a), maximum speed violation, in Sonoma County and not guilty of Vehicle Code section 22350, the basic speed law, in Marin County.

Further, the Law Office of John Stanko, Inc., was able to have a commercial driver speeding ticketed in Fairfield, Solano County, reduced to a no point mechanical violation.
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