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Hey my husband recently got his first speeding
ticket we live in Wilmington but he got it in
Redding Ca when we went to visit my mom ,
his speed was 103 in a 70 limit freeway he’s
never before got a ticket and we got a letter
that says he has a mandatory appearance in
court is there anything we can do we live far
from there and wish we could pay the fine or
change to court near us please help me
Asked on August 16, 2016 under General Practice, California
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Your husband should call the court clerk and inquire if he can make a telephone appearance instead of being physically present in the courtroom because of the distance from the state where he resides to the court.
If a telephonic appearance is allowed, your husband should ask for the forms he needs to file to request it and the filing deadline prior to the hearing for submitting the required documents. If your husband misses the filing deadline or does not file the appropriate forms, his request for a telephonic hearing will be denied.
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