"Traffic rules account for most of the contact by average citizens with law enforcement and the courts. Enforcement of laws which are widely perceived as unreasonable and unfair generates disrespect and even contempt toward those who make and enforce those laws." The Appellate Department, in People vs. Goulet

Hello and thank you for visiting the traffic ticket archive page. On this page you will find real-life stories of how I and others beat their traffic (revenue) tickets. I am not a lawyer and wouldn't want to be one. ["But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear..." Luke 11:46]

I do not give legal advice, but rather simply share my experiences with fighting and beating traffic tickets. I have beaten over 15 tickets in court in California, including one in California Superior Court of Appeals (without a lawyer), where a panel of three Superior Court Appellate Judges ruled for me and overturned a phony speeding ticket conviction. The story of why I started fighting traffic tickets can be found here. You may contact me here.

When fighting traffic citations, I always do the following:

Here is my archive of traffic ticket articles.:

Why everyone should fight their traffic tickets - every time.

How I beat a Speeding Ticket in California Superior Court of Appeals (Without A Lawyer) 8/19/14

Two More Readers Credit With Helping Them Beat Their Traffic Tickets! ($500 bucks saved!) 9/7/15
It always makes me so happy when I receive e-mails like this! :-)

It's Your Right: How to Fight a Traffic Ticket in California Through The Mail ('Trial By Declaration') 2/15/14 [Featured on Economic Policy Journal.]

Requesting the "COUNTY SEAT" -An easy way to beat a traffic ticket using a pre-emptive measure

Outrageous L.A. Court Tells Defendants: "Traffic Ticket Trials Not Allowed" 6/24/14
BEWARE! Do not let any court clerk lie to you and tell you that traffic trials aren't allowed. This is 100% false and totally illegal for them to tell you that.

CA Senator Slams Traffic Revenue Schemes to Peers In State Legislature: "Why do we have to be such money grubbing legislators??!!" 5/30/15 - OUTSTANDING!

How I beat a cell phone ticket in California [Article & video]

As Memory Fades, Motorists Start Paying L.A. County Red-light Camera Tickets Again, Even Though They Don't Have To 5/13/13

How I beat a $700 ticket in 30 seconds in court (Logbook ticket) [featured on]

81 year old man beats red-light camera ticket, Pasadena newspaper credits with know-how 8/17/13

Corona, CA Police remove phony legal threat from their red-light camera website after being exposed by October 23, 2012

Red Light Camera Tickets Defeated In California -A must read, describing the three main ways that motorists are beating these tickets.

Beware of "snitch tickets"- fake red-light camera tickets in California August 18, 2012


What you need to do after beating that traffic ticket

How to get a 'fix it ticket' signed off in California for free

How To Fight A Toll Road Ticket In California

First Time Offenders Of Cashless Toll Roads Continue Receiving Penalty Fee Waivers in Orange County

In this classic interview, which was conducted on July 1, 2009, Martin Hill of & Christie Czajkowski Discuss Fighting Traffic Tickets, Filming Cops, & The U.S. Police State. It is a very entertaining and comprehensive program. All the vids are embedded on one page here, but here are the individual links:

John Shanahan Archive Page: John has beaten five CA traffic tickets through the mail. Court documents on page.

Los Angeles Traffic Court giving nearly one year extensions due to furloughs 10/15/13

California Motorist beats Fifth Ticket Through the Mail Using Constitutional Argument (Seat-Belt) 6/19/13

Motorcyclist Records Obnoxious CHP Cop & Teaches Californians How To Get A Copy Of the Police Dashcam

Ca motorist beats fourth traffic ticket through the mail 2/15/13 [Corona, Ca red-light camera ticket; Court documents included on page.]

Oppose Red Light Cameras! Traffic Cameras Archive Page

LAPD punished for illegal traffic ticket quotas, again 12/10/13

Constitutionalist beats seat belt ticket through the mail - Read this short article to see how easily one can fight and beat a traffic ticket through the mail in California.

Defendant wins stop sign ticket through the mail using 'TRIAL BY DECLARATION'
Motorist refers to traffic cops as "revenue agents (bagmen) for the government", wins case

Freedom advocate beats third traffic ticket through the mail

Thugs Demand $200 from Motorist on California Roadside (How I beat a kingpin-to-rear-axle (KPRA) 40 feet ticket in California)

NOTE: Visit DontWakeMeUp.Org for information on the case where two Texas Troopers were punished and forced to undergo retraining by their employer after they had illegally demanded ID from a non-driving vehicle passenger. This is basic 4th Amendment stuff.

CHP 'CHEATERS' Program Urges Californians to Snitch and Rat Out Their Neighbors 5/29/13

Oppressing the poor and defrauding a laborer of his just wages: "sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance"
Pope St. Leo I condemns "unrighteous and shameless avarice," and explains that "usury of money is the death of the soul."

FYI: California Road Charge Pilot Program

(Thi$ mean$ Hide your wallet! Tracking travel, tax, eviscerates privacy, etc.


Exploring an Option for Replacing California's Gas Tax- About the Pilot Program. The California Road Charge Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor that, at its core, strives to engage the public in order to gain input and feedback. Pilot volunteers will be able to choose one of the five mileage reporting methods California will be testing. Please note: Volunteers will not pay any out-of-pocket costs. No money will be exchanged during the pilot. Above all, you get to be a driver, not just a passenger, and contribute to fixing California, one mile at a time. How You Can Participate.. What Is Road Charge? Road charging means drivers pay to help maintain the roads based on the distance they travel or a period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume. Why Are We Studying Road Charge? The Legislature created a Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to study road charging because the state gas tax is not able to generate enough money to fix all the 50,000 miles of roads in California. As cars become more fuel efficient, many drivers are paying less gas tax, which continues to reduce the amount of money used for fixing roads...

I reported on this when they launched the program, in 2014:
California Launches Pilot Program To Charge Drivers By The Mile; Author admits law will "burden families" 10/1/14

See also: The U.S. Government's Official 5-Year Plan For Infrastructure Improvement 2/15/17
The U.S Department of Transportation recently issued an official white paper outlining their 'Five Year Strategic Plan' for improving and funding infrastructure repair. The latest research project exposes the highlights of this nearly-200-page report. Transportation and freedom of travel, as well as the quality of of roads and infrastructure is fundamental to our very liberty, freedom of movement, and our very American identity, at least as I understand it. Restrictions on that travel, including violations of privacy, unneeded environmental restrictions, and monetary restrictions or fees that limit our resources and decrease our financial well being, are restrictions on liberty. Unfortunately, all of these things are being openly admitted and planned by our federal government. Fighting 'Climate Change' plays a pivotal role in their plan.

PURE AMERICANA: Great 77-Year-Old Navy Vet Gives Tour Of His Classic Car Museum - Anyone nostalgic for the America of yesteryear should really enjoy this 15-minute tour I filmed of a very interesting classic car museum.

Calif. Legislature Seeks to Fleece the People in 2015: Higher Gas Tax, Car Registration Fees, Speed Cameras, 24/7 School Zones 5/29/15

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Lunatic CHP cops go berzerk as female motorist successfully demands her rights under CA Vehicle code 3/22/13 [Featured on , Economic Policy Journal, From the Trenches World Report , The Daily Paul ,, and]

Obnoxious CHP cop tries to make people stop filming him 3/24/13.

Deferred disposition an option for Californians ticketed in Texas

Corona, CA to Axe red-light camera program on Guy Fawkes day September 15, 2012

San Bernardino, CA terminates red-light-camera program, but doesn't tell the public December 20, 2012 [Featured on]

Motorist puts police in their place at suspicionless internal checkpoint December 2, 2012
[Must see video- Featured on].

City of Corona, CA claims that traffic defendants must be compelled to testify August 21, 2012
City continues giving fraudulent legal advice to ensnare motorists [Featured on]

Pasadena scraps revenue cameras, but leaves dangerous mess in their wake August 14, 2012

Defendant invokes right to speedy trial, beats red light camera ticket

Cop at Suspicionless Checkpoint Starts Barking Orders, But Then Flees from Camera
Creepy DHS Supervisor tries to open vehicle door when motorist asks officer's name 4-17-13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened, Economic Policy Journal, , , battlefourtimes, and many others.]

The cities of Upland & Montclair CA have both removed all their red light cameras: City removes red light cameras after 'rear end collisions have actually increased'

Cell phone ban does not reduce accidents: California revenue scheme exposed as complete fraud [Featured on]

Martin Hill interviewed for newspaper article on red light cameras, (but they publish a stupid headline)

The Fraud of Seat Belt Laws: Traffic Deaths Decrease 10+ Percent For Those Not Wearing Seat Belts. (Govt Report)

AB 666, 'The Devil's Bill' Defeated in California

CA introduces "AB 666", an evil scheme to fleece motorists and eviscerate their rights
Proposed law would make it nearly impossible for Californians to fight red-light camera tickets 3/25/13 [This article was featured on, , Economic Policy Journal , and I was a guest on Dr. Kevin Barret's radio show Wednesday March 27th discussing the article and related issues. The MP3 can be heard here (2nd hour.)

Activist launches fight to end the 'tickets for revenue' scam in Calif.

Fed up with cops like no other: "Officer Scaredy Pants" 7/31/12. Wow.

LibertyFight Archive of Filming Cops

Internal Documents in TX Trooper lawsuit: Cops admit "the passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID 6/6/13



Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Police have no obligation to protect any individual from harm


Red Light Camera Tickets Defeated In California

By Martin Hill
"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it." -John Hay (1872)
An increasing number of motorists in California are doing their research and challenging red-light camera tickets in court. Many have been successful in fighting these tickets. Several of those who were convicted, have appealed their conviction and got it overturned based on the city's failure to comply with the California Vehicle Code. There are three basic defenses which motorists have used sucessfully to beat these tickets:

  • Duration of the yellow light
  • Legal Notification required to motorists
  • Illegal Contigency Fee Contracts Used By Cities

Read full article here . Also see the very helpful sites,, & Our Red Light Camera Section..

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 TV Los Angeles, The Press Enterprise,,,,, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Haaretz, TMZ, Veterans Today, Jonathan Turley blog, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, National Motorists Association,,, WorldNetDaily,,, Dr. Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad radio show,, Pasadena Weekly,, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI AM 640,, Redlands Daily Facts, BlackBoxVoting, The Michael Badnarik Show, The Wayne Madsen Report,,, The Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Silicon Valley Mercury News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Harbor Daily Breeze,,, Whittier Daily News, KCLA FM Hollywood, The Fullerton Observer,, From The Trenches World Report, and many others. Archives can be found at and DontWakeMeUp.Org.

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