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In 2014, I successfully represented our client in the California Supreme Court in People v. Gray (2014) 58 Cal.4th 901 in an automated photograph red light ticket matter. If you've been ticketed for running a red light, it is important to seek out proper legal guidance as soon as possible. While it may seem like an innocent and harmless offense, running a red light here in the state of California can cause a great deal of trouble for either you or the other drivers on the roadway; and I'm not even talking about the traffic fines associated with running a red light if you get caught, which are some of the highest in the nation. And if you are facing fines, points on your license, or traffic school, it is important that you receive the assistance of a qualified California Traffic Ticket Attorney right away; and that's where the services of come in. We've been faithfully serving our community for nearly 40 years now, and we will continue to do so well into the future.

Aside from possibly causing an accident and injury to yourself or another, there are typically other traffic violations added on to those who are cited for running a red light. Common charges that often go along with the offense of running a red light include speeding, failure to use a turn signal and possibly even reckless driving, all of which can cost you some major points on your driver's license if you are convicted in traffic court. That is why it is so important to be aware of your rights if you have been pulled over for anything, even something as simple as running a red light.

There are a number of advantages to having a California Traffic Ticket Attorney on your side. First of all, we will make sure that you are aware of your rights, and that you understand the offense that you are accused of committing; even with something as simple as a red light traffic ticket, there may be some terms and language used that is confusing to most people  and this is why most people find themselves in trouble in the end. After we are positive that you fully understand the case, we will work towards defending your rights in a California traffic court. And in many cases we can even have all of the charges dropped altogether; this is demonstrated in our 86.57% case dismissal rate, and is backed up with our extensive list of actual court case victories.

If you are in need of legal assistance for a ticket that stems from running a red light, or any other traffic violation in the state of California for that matter, will make sure that you find the help you deserve in the form of representation from a qualified California Traffic Ticket Attorney. You can call us for a free consultation at 866-Speeding, or you can fill out the Free Evaluation form found here on our website for maximum convenience. It's just another step that we are willing to take beforehand in order to show you that we really will go out of our way to help you and your case in any way that we possibly can. We have nearly 40 years experience throughout all of the California court systems, and our high success rate has earned us a reputation that other law firms could only dream about. Act now  before it's too late and you end up having to pay out some serious cash to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you're looking for someone to help you get out of your California ticket for running a red light (Los Angeles red light ticket), Sherman M. Ellison is your man. Mr. Ellison has been practicing law since 1970. Mr. Ellison is a trial attorney who exclusively practices Traffic Ticket and criminal defense. Mr. Ellison has been admitted to and practiced in all United States District Courts within California, Hawaii and Oregon; the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Eighth Circuit; and all of the courts in the state of California Court system. Sherman M. Ellison is extremely effective, detailed, conscientious and thorough. Mr. Ellison considers himself to be the "Best Traffic Ticket Attorney in the State of California" .

Among the professional affiliations of Sherman M. Ellison are the National Motorist's Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; California Public Defenders Association; Criminal Courts Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association -- Criminal Law Section; and, the California State Bar -- Criminal Law Section.

As an undergraduate, Sherman M. Ellison attended U.C.L.A. He then entered and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps. After first being accepted to Dental School, Mr. Ellison changed his professional objective and entered the University of La Verne, College of Law, earning an LLB and J.D. in 1969, passing the California bar examination in November of 1969 and was sworn in to practice law on January 15, 1970.

NEGLIGENT OPERATOR Proceedings -- Vehicle Code section 12810 -- Can cause [a] your driving privilege to be suspended or restricted and/or[b] for the DMV to place you on Probation, which would mean that any traffic ticket or accident after being placed on probation could be a basis of suspending or restricting your driving privilege. If you have either [a] 4-points in a 12-month period, [b] 6-points in a 24-month period or [c] 8-points in a 36 month period on your DMV record, the DMV will deem you a "Negligent Operator". YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HEARING to contest that determination.

Sherman's experience shows that there are many ways to contest and win these proceedings, including getting 1 or more of your previous convictions set aside.

MATURE, ELDERLY or INFIRM DRIVERS are subject to "Re-Examination" to determine if you can safely operate a motor vehicle pursuant to Vehicle Code sections 12804.8, 12804.9, 12805, 12806 and 12809. Your vision, medical condition(s), knowledge of the driving law and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle can be tested by the DMV.

There are many things that you can do to be able to keep your driving privilege. I have represented clients in numerous proceedings and, on behalf of my clients, have prevailed in and won every hearing with the DMV. I work with your doctor(s), if necessary, with driver's training programs and assist you to keep [or get back] your driving privilege

Sherman M. Ellison has been a practicing trial attorney in California for over 44 years. In that regard, he has also been a "Judge Pro Tem", sitting as a Traffic Judge for a number of years. To comport as a traffic judge, Mr. Ellison received the same training to be a traffic judge as permanently sitting traffic judges and traffic commissioners. "I have the same Judge's Traffic Manual in my library as do traffic judges/commissioners."

During my tenure as a traffic judge, Mr. Ellison and I had spoken to numerous radar and laser operating police/law enforcement officers and had learned much about their use of radar and laser to enforce the speed laws.


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