This was the second 'seat belt ticket' John has beaten through the mail. His other victory using this method was the dismissal of an alleged stop sign ticket.
After receiving a citation for an infraction, all Californians are entitled to file what's called a trial by declaration. The good thing about this is that if you lose, you are entitled to what's called a TRIAL DE NOVO, [CVC 40902], in which the first conviction is vacated and you get a trial in person. It is not an appeal, but rather a brand new trial. It's basically like a free shot at winning. What do you have to lose? Nothing.
Defendant's declaration read and consideredOfficer's declaration not filedCount one dismissed in the interest of justicelack of prosecutionno statement filed by the officer
So, the revenue agent is too lazy to file a simple response, and the defendant wins. Californians should consider this simple option if they want to fight their ticket and possibly save some money. Who doesn't want to save dough nowadays? I have beaten eight tickets, including one in California Superior Court of Appeals, without a lawyer. I learned most of what I know at the great free website HelpIgotaticket.com. I highly recommend that site.
The detailed accounts of John's previous wins can be found here.
Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, Rense, National Motorists Association, and many others. You can view a full archive at LibertyFight.com