Under California law, all vehicles on the road must meet certain requirements, and vehicle owners have a legal obligation to ensure their vehicles meet these requirements. While many individuals are aware of this requirement, some may not realize the extent to which vehicle equipment violations can affect them if it is not handled correctly. In addition, law enforcement officers closely watch for vehicle equipment violations because these give the police officer a reason to stop the driver. In the law, this is known as “probable cause or PC.” As a result, you’re likely to receive a traffic ticket for a vehicle equipment violation if your vehicle is slightly out of code. Thankfully, resolving the headache of vehicle equipment violations can be affordable and painless.
At Cheap Traffic Attorneys, we focus on providing the highest standard of legal services for a fraction of the price of traditional attorneys. We focus on resolving traffic tickets which allows us to provide better service for a lower price than you may find at a generalist law firm. We have successfully defended the citizens of Orange County and Los Angeles County against more than 10,000 traffic tickets, and hope to provide you the service you deserve. For recent examples of how we have helped others in your situation, please visit our success stories page. If you have been issued a ticket for a vehicle equipment violation or any other traffic ticket, please contact our office as soon as possible for a free consultation.
Compared to other states, California has strict vehicle equipment standards. Generally, standard vehicle equipment must be be operational: both headlamps must be fully operational and set to a height that does not cause risk to other drivers; taillamps must be fully operational and within certain requirements; windshields must be free of defects or other objects or materials that may impede the driver’s view; and all mirrors must be in working order.
Some of the specific California Vehicle Code (CVC) equipment or fix-it (correctable) violations are:
Given California’s precise vehicle equipment guidelines, the fact that many individuals accidentally violate the California Vehicle Code should come as no surprise. Worse, California and its local governments often rely on traffic tickets to generate revenue to sustain their spending. The result is California law enforcement’s aggressive pursuit of issuing traffic tickets, with vehicle equipment violations being zealously enforced. If you have been issued a vehicle equipment violation ticket, Cheap Traffic Attorneys can help you resolve the ticket without costing a fortune or requiring you to spend your time in traffic court.
A vehicle equipment violation ticket is often referred to as a “fix-it” ticket because it is a “correctable violation.” As a correctable violation, the ticket can be removed from your record if you show that you have satisfied certain requirements. In most cases, this is showing evidence that you have rectified the equipment violation that you were cited for. Correcting the violation usually requires a court appearance and does not guarantee that the ticket will simply be swept away. Worse, going to court means you might have to miss work, school, or caring for a loved one. For many, attending court to remedy a vehicle equipment violation is simply not feasible. To avoid having to make an appearance in court and ensuring that you receive the best outcome possible for your vehicle equipment violation, you can rely on us to take the time to understand your situation, appear on your behalf, and fight to have the ticket tossed out or reduced. We pride ourselves on providing affordable legal help to those who need it, and would be honored to help you gain the outcome that you deserve.
Having resolved more than 10,000 traffic tickets in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, we have the experience and efficiency to help you with your vehicle equipment violation ticket. Our practice is focused on, and we provide the best valued service in Southern California. Our focus is traffic tickets. If you have recently been issued a traffic ticket for a vehicle equipment violation, please contact our office as soon as possible for a free consultation to save yourself time and money.