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Countering Strategic Default

April 19, 2014

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Recently, news outlets across the country reported that government mortgage lenders Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FDMC) may soon be taking more aggressive legal steps against debtors who carry out a strategic default on their mortgage loans. Strat…

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What Makes Your Ticket Tick?

April 16, 2014

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Who and what determines the actual cost of your Bakersfield traffic ticket? Is there a set formula, or is it more of a case-by-case determination? The fine The base fine is the core of your traffic ticket. The statute itself generally sets a maximum fine, and the base fine is typically about a third of […]

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Failing to Appear

February 6, 2014

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If you fail to take care of a traffic ticket before the deadline, the state may suspend your license without even notifying you directly. You are also in violation of Vehicle Code Section 40508 if you make a payment arrangement and do not keep it, or make arrangements to take a driving safety class and […]

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Report: Suspended Drivers are Dangerous Drivers

January 31, 2014

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Unlicensed drivers in California are three times more likely to cause a fatal crash than licensed drivers, according to a 2012 report. The DMV report studied crash data over a 23-year period, from 1987-2009. Although the report was dismissive on this point, part of the issue may be the sheer number of unlicensed drivers in […]

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