No Traffic School For Those Who Fight Tickets – and Lose

Motor officer Shane Spielman has seen it all during his 10 years patrolling the streets of Anaheim. Laws change. But bad drivers remain.

Officer Shane

He wants to make our streets safer. Got a question about the rules of the road?

He’s got an answer.

Daniela asked, “I got a ticket, which I would like to fight. If I were to lose, would I still be eligible for traffic school?”

Officer Shane says, “When you pay the fine, you have to plead guilty or not guilty…If you plead not guilty, you have the choice of a court trial or trial by written declaration (trial by paper)…If you plead not guilty, you have the option of traffic school, if you have not received a citation within eighteen months…If you plead not-guilty and have a trial (either in person or by paper) and you are found guilty, you do not have the option of traffic school!!!”

Sue asked, “If there are two right turn lanes coming off the freeway and I am in the right turn lane closest to the middle, it is okay to turn right on a red light?”

Officer Shane says, “Yes, as long as it’s a designated right turn lane and there is no sign prohibiting right turn on red.”

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