My question involves traffic court in the State of: California. i didn't know about change of venue before. i just got a ticket for using my phone not hands free. i honestly believed that speaker phone was a viable/legal solution, however the officer told me that because it was in my hand it didn't count. (i'd like some advice on that too!!). However, i just saw the ticket requires my appearance in santa ana. i'm a college student who lives, works, and has internship in riverside. that's at least a 45 minute drive, plus morning traffic, i honestly have no idea how long that would take me. also, the time of the appearance will cause me to lose work, thus placing me in financial strain. i'd like to get out of the ticket, but see that as secondary to being able to appear in a venue closer to home and work. thank you! also, where/what do i do to apply for a change of venue??