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Deciding Whether to Have Your Traffic Case heard by a Temporary Judge

Deciding Whether to Have Your Traffic Case heard by a Temporary Judge  –blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Many courts use temporary judges or a “judge pro tem” (attorneys or court commissioners who have been given the authority to act as a temporary judge) to make the majority of rulings on traffic matters at the trial court level (lowest level). The purpose is to assist with caseload that the court cannot fulfill using full time judicial officers.

Temporary  judges are usually unpaid volunteers, often do not have as much practical experience in the legal issues  commonly heard in traffic matters, and although  they receive  some training, they usually lack the same experience and/or training  that a full – time judge or commissioner has. For this reason some believe the have a better shot if they go before a “real judge”. The court must obtain your permission (have you stipulate) to have your case heard by a temporary judge (California Constitution Article 6, Section 21), and you don’t have to agree to this. You can demand your case be heard by a “real judge”. –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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