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At the Law Offices of Sherman M. Ellison our primary concern is you...our client. We know, through many years of successful experience, what works best when it comes to getting traffic tickets dismissed and reduced. We are quite proud of our 90% success rate, which we encourage you to examine by visiting our "Victory List." The Law Offices of Sherman M. Ellison is exclusively dedicated to traffic ticket defense, throughout California. This is all we do...and we do it well. Thank you for the consideration.
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Trial By Declaration

“Trial By Declaration” gives you two (2) bites at the apple, so to speak.
One of the things you can do without an attorney is a “Trial by Declaration”.  If the officer does not file his response, your case will be dismissed.  If he does and the judge finds you guilty, you can request a “New Trial”, in person.  If the officer does not show up at the in-person trial, your case will be dismissed.
Although a TBD affords you the opportunity to “represent yourself” (twice) it is not always the best option. If your TBD is denied, you can retain legal counsel prior to requesting your Trial de Novo and be represented by the time you appear in court. It will give you a better chance at getting your ticket dismissed.


Instructions to Defendant (Trial by Written Declaration — Traffic) TR-200*
Request Trial By Written Declaration TR-205*
Notice and Instructions To Arresting Officer TR-210*
Decision and Notice of Decision TR-215*
Request for New Trial (Trial de Novo) TR-220*
Order and Notice to Defendant of New Trial (Trial de Novo) TR-225*
Officer’s Declaration