Re: Calif. Traffic Ticket Change of Venue Under CVC 40502(B)
Your request to change your appearance to the county seat would be made to the court, not the police agency. I would suggest you call the courthouse and see if you can make this request by phone, in writing or if you will have to appear for your arraignment to make your request in person. Either way, you have the right to your case being heard at the county seat.
You should find the following case helpful. Read and study it.
"The plain meaning of the words of the statute preclude a court's exercise of discretion when the specified showing regarding residence or place of employment is made, and this plain meaning controls our determination regarding the Legislature's intent. 'The clear import of the statute['s use of the word `demand'] is . . . to give the right to the arrested person to specify the place of his appearance and trial. If he has a right to demand that as something due him, that right cannot be denied him at the discretion of the arresting officer [or the trial court].'" AMIR v. SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Cal: Appellate Div. 2018
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