It’s Pretty Easy to Get a Speeding Ticket

Avoiding speeding tickets these days isn’’t an easy task. Between low speed limits in lots of odd places, our hurry to get from place to place, and cops whose pay scale depends of the number of tickets they can write, it can be very difficult to avoid speeding tickets in today’s society. Luckily, these tips may actually help. speeding ticket lawyers san antonio

Should an officer pull you over, the very first thing you should do is think about the attitude and appearance you are presenting to the officer. Being angry or frustrated will help the situation very little. Getting the officer on your side right away is one way of avoiding a ticket.

Once the officer has pulled you over, be sure to turn your car off and your inside lights on. This will help the officer feel safe, and the safer he feels, the more chance you have of not getting a ticket.

Politely offer the officer all of the necessary information and paperwork. Wait until he/she finishes their job before you begin to try to plead your case. Most officers won’t even listen to you until they get the information they need anyway.

Avoiding a speeding ticket can really be quite easy if you humanize the situation for the officer. Don’t beg, plead, cry, or get angry. Simply let him know that you’re sorry. If you really committed the violation, admit it. Let him know what was going through your mind when it occurred, and you have a much better shot at getting out of that ticket before it is ever written.

In addition to trying to get out of a ticket when you ha’ve been pulled over, there are several ways to avoid a speeding ticket before the cop ever sees you. A radar detector, if it is legal in your state, is a great investment. While it won’t make you invincible, it may help you in your quest to avoid most speeding tickets. Laser detectors may also help you avoid a ticket. Consider putting one on your license plate, as that is where most officers aim their radar guns. It can reflect the reading back to them, thus helping you in avoiding speeding tickets. traffic ticket lawyersIf you can’t completely avoid a speeding ticket, it might be a good idea to learn how to fight one. Learn the laws of your state and county so you can understand how to best prepare your defense for a court appearance. Avoiding speeding tickets is increasingly difficult these days, but with the right equipment and attitude, you may never get a ticket again. Call our Law Office Today

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Property Division

Property Division

Property division is a key issue in any divorce and can have a significant impact on your financial security. A knowledgeable divorce attorney can help you understand your rights, help you understand what to expect and ensure the protection of your rights.

If you need to speak with a divorce lawyer, I encourage you to contact me, attorney J. David Markham. I can handle any property division issue that may arise in your divorce, including:

  • Characterization of property (marital vs. separate property)
  • Division of retirement accounts
  • Division of personal property
  • Business valuations
  • Division of real estate and the marital home

I am committed to providing each of my clients with quality legal representation and superior service. To schedule your consultation, contact my law office in Lakeport, California.

Property Division Laws

California is a community property state. Property acquired during a marriage is typically classified as community property, with limited exceptions. Separate property includes property acquired by a spouse prior to a marriage and limited property acquired during a marriage, including property acquired by gift or inheritance.

When spouses are unable to reach an agreement about how their property should be divided, a court will divide their property in an equitable fashion. While a court may divide community property on an equal 50-50 basis, equitable division does not require an equal 50-50 split.

Property Division

Protect Your Rights

Given the wide discretion that courts have to divide property in an equitable fashion, it is critical that you retain a skilled divorce lawyer who can negotiate a fair division of property on your behalf or make a compelling argument on your behalf at trial.

I have more than a decade of legal experience. As a former prosecutor and insurance defense lawyer, I have considerable trial experience and strong negotiation skills.

I take time to listen to my clients and understand their objectives. For some of my clients, receiving an award of the marital home is critical. For others, having access to liquid assets, such as investment or savings accounts, is more important. By taking time to understand your objectives, I provide tailored services designed to meet your needs.

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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Representing Semi-Truck Accident Victims

A car-truck collision can happen in a split second, but can change lives forever. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle. If you have suffered a brain injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis or another serious injury – or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal semi accident – talk to a personal injury lawyer about your specific options.

I am Lakeport truck accident attorney J. David Markham. I represent clients in the Lake County and Mendocino County areas who have been injured in trucking accidents. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident, please contact my law office to schedule a free consultation.

Pursuing Compensation for California Truck Accident Victims

Determining the cause of a truck accident is the first step in pursuing compensation for accident victims. Often, truck accidents are caused by the negligence of a truck driver or of the trucking company:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Swerving into adjacent lanes
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Malfunctioning equipment

Once the cause of the truck accident is determined and liability is established, I will help you seek maximum compensation for all accident-related expenses. This may include compensation for medical and hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

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