I attended your remarkably inspirational class on January 24, 2015, and I must say it did wonders about making me feel unperturbed about my going to court.
Thank you for all the expert information!
Once again, I thoroughly have benefited from your class. The asset of knowledge I attained is tremendously valuable and you disband the dread and nervousness of making a court appearance.
I want to take a moment to thank you for teaching the Driver Improvement and Aggressive Driving Courses and also for writing me a letter of recommendation. I was originally charged with 90 mph reckless driving and I was fortunate enough to have that reduced to improper driving with a $500 fine. This was an amazing outcome and I wanted to make sure I share it with you.
Thank you again for allowing me to learn from you!!
I voluntarily enrolled and was graciously accepted to enroll in your Driver Improvement course after receiving a speeding ticket. Years ago, I took a DI course, but nothing like yours. Your class was very detail-oriented and allowed the students and opportunity to be engaged while also learning the "rules of the road." I liked the fact that you took the time to make correlations to real-life situations and made it clear that driving is a privilege and not a right.
Sitting in the front row, I am usually skeptical of how I would be able to stay focused but you definitely proved me wrong! You made the 8-hour course fly by with your stories and knowledge that was bar-none. I really appreciate the fact that you genuinely care about the students in your class and make it known that we are not just a body in the seat.
Thank you again for being such a knowledgeable, kind, and respectful teacher. I would gladly enroll in your course again in the future (as a volunteer without receiving a ticket). I will recommend you if there are others that have similar situations like mine and need to take the DI course.
I wish you and your family well. You're the man! Thanks for being so awesome =)
P.S. Don't stop playing the music that you love so much. It was very soothing to the ears.
Dear Mr. Guerrero,
I wanted to thank you for the defensive driving class this last weekend that I took with you. It was not at all what I had anticipated, in a very good way. Not only did I learn many ways to make my driving safer for myself and everyone else on the road, but I also learned some important lessons about life.
It's not common nowadays that people believe in truly helping people, sticking to your word, or taking responsibility for those around you. So many people brush aside the truly important things in life in their effort to keep up in our fast paced world. Family and compassion to those around you seem to be a thing of the past.
With you, these virtues are not forgotten. With you they are alive. Listening to the life you lead, how you took care of your family, and helped so many people along the way showed me that.
I really learned a lot from you last Saturday morning; lessons I will never forget.
I wanted to thank you for Saturday. You have changed my life in many ways.
This traffic ticket was the best ticket I ever got.
If you are available, I would like to invite you for a meal to my family restaurant. We have been in the area for 20 years and we make some decent food.
Also, is there another class that you offer that could help me earn more points on my license? I know with you that it will not only be an excellent class in driving, but also an entertaining and worthwhile Saturday morning.
Again, thank you for the amazing class.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance regarding the services The Last Traffic Stop provides. It is an invaluable life lesson, that I am sure many people have appreciated over the years, hopefully with many more to come. I have time to reflect on the lessons I was supposed to learn since I have been given a second chance to continue driving. In the fast pace of the National Capital Region, I had forgotten what a privilege it is to drive. I hadn’t realized the bad habits I formed after driving here for nearly five years. Some things like my personal safety, along with the safety of others should not be taken for granted, especially when life is so short. The thing I learned most from you was to stop and smell the roses and relax because there is no rush to get to the end. Especially when the end could come at any time. Since I deal with death ever day at Arlington National Cemetery, I had forgotten about my own life and how precious it is to others. The Last Traffic Stop has certainly made a positive impact on my life and the life of my family since, I have slowed down to smell the roses and enjoy life for what it is.
On another note: Legal Representation $1500.00, Courses and other automobile related tests $300.00, Fine $250.00, six points removed from a perfect record , misdemeanor conviction but, No license suspension and the Last Traffic Stop, priceless. Please keep providing an invaluable service to the community. Your heart is pure and you are a gracious instructor with plenty of things still to pass on to the irresponsible drivers like myself out there. God Bless you and your family.
Hello Mr. Guerrero,
You were right I did not need an attorney. My attorney had the citation converted to a regular speeding and the speed was reduced by 3 mph (which was what your calibration report stated).
I apologize for waiting so long to get back to you and let you know my traffic court results.
I went to court on November 23, 2009, at the Fairfax County Courthouse. I am eternally grateful first of all to God and secondly to you for your advice and help. I am fortunate to have met you and to have been one of your students.
You see, I had been very prayerful about my situation, ever since I got my speeding ticket and knew that I had to make a court appearance because of the violation. I was blessed to have been put in a courtroom where the judge was fair and compassionate. As I waited for court to convene, I overheard the attorneys that were waiting in line for their motions to be heard, say that all of us in our courtroom had the advantage because we had this particular judge that day.
Almost everyone had an attorney to represent them that day, but I was there “pro se”. I remember being especially attentive in your class, and I had taken good notes. I was prayerful and confident that God would give me the composure to tell the truth with respect and the right words to say.
I remembered all the things you taught us to do and say. I arrived at the Fairfax County Courthouse on time, found parking, the list of names on the docket, along with the list of arresting officers, and located the courtroom and waited with the others for an hour or so for the doors to open.
I found a seat close to the front so I could observe all that was going on. I wasn’t called until about 10:45 a.m.. This gave me the opportunity to watch the course of events as others came forth ahead of me.
Many were dressed inappropriately. I came in business attire and carried a small purse that could be placed on the chair near me when I was called.
When I was called, I responded to the judge respectfully with a smile and said, “good morning Your Honor.” He had a pleasant smile. He asked the officer if there was anything unusual to report about my case. The officer replied, “no Your Honor.” The judge asked me how I pleaded to the charge of reckless driving and speeding. I responded that I was not aware of the speed or the seriousness of the charge. I told him that the officer explained to me that I was 27 miles over the posted speed limit and in the state of Virginia that meant a reckless driving charge, and that I couldn’t just pay the fine, but I had to appear in court.
I told the judge that I immediately realized that I was in serious trouble and had to take responsibility for my actions, so I took a Driver Improvement Course. I told the judge that I went to an 8-hour class and had received a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation from the instructor, had a speedometer calibration completed, and a copy of my driving record with me. The Judge asked the bailiff to bring these papers to him. He reviewed them, kept all the documents, but gave me back my driving record. He then said to me, “I am dismissing the charges, you go down the hall and pay for the court costs.” I said, “ thank you Your Honor, have a nice Thanksgiving.” I silently said to myself, “Thank you Jesus!” and hurried out of the courtroom to pay the court costs of $72.00. I left the courthouse, paid my $8.00 parking fee and drove home very vigilantly.
I am now programmed to drive the speed limit no matter what. I stay in the right lane and pass only if necessary. I constantly ask myself, “Do you really need to pass?”
Thank you so much Mr. Guerrero, you’re much appreciated and remembered. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. May you have a happy and prosperous New Year.
Fantastic news!!! Thank you for all your help; I was able to reduce the charge from reckless speeding to regular speeding, $80 fine plus court fee. I prepared so well that he asked me if I was an attorney or a law student, also commenting that I dressed better than typical attorneys in the courtroom. I am so glad that I took your class, and no doubt that I will be recommending your class to anyone who needs quality driver education and advice!
I had my court date in early
November. Mr. Mcglone was able to get the
charges reduced from Reckless 83/55 to Speeding 74/55
The knowledge I gained by attending your class was invaluable and will definitely recommend to everyone who is listening to me. On the court date, I saw many citizens face the judge and saw the results. People who did not attend your class or did not have a lawyer, they all were convicted with harsh sentences.
With my Happy Thanksgiving Wishes
Good morning. I know Sunday is a sad but important day as you visit your son's grave…..
I just wanted to say 'thank you' once again and let you know that, with your and Mr. McGlone's assistance, I had the reckless (81 on the toll road) reduced to 'improper driving'.
Continued success to you, sir.
hey mr. guerrero,
i took your 8hr driver improvement class in tysons corner va on jan 15.
i wanted to let you know how my court case came out.
my court date was on jan 27. it snowed that particular day, and court was closed, and all cases were continued to feb18.
on feb 18, i went to court, and the docket started at 1:30pm.
the courtroom was packed, and about 10 troopers were there for their court cases. my troopers cases were called up towards the end.
i heard my name called, and i plead not guilty(hoping that i would be found guilty to a lesser charge.)
as court cases were running, i saw one trooper pull out his radar calibration slips to present to the judge. at that time, i looked over to my trooper, and i saw her shuffling through her notebook and not seeming to find it.
when my case was called, i walked up, and swore in. i put my file folder on the podium, and was ready to begin. the judge asked the trooper to tell her side of the story. the trooper was again shuffling though her notes, and then asked the judge, "can i see your copy of the summons?" the bailiff passed the paper to her, and she looked it over. when she was done, she passed the paper back. the judge asked the trooper for her side of the story again, and the trooper said,"no comment".
i was stunned, and the judge said,"looks like the trooper cut you a break."
then i blurted out, "thank you trooper, thank you your honor"
the judge called the next person to the front, and that was my case. it lasted all of 1 minute.
i paid no court costs, no fees, nothing.
i swear that i lucked out; my prayers for no criminal charges were answered.
the final ruling is "nolle prosequi" for my case
thank you for having such a great class
Hello Mr. Guerrero,
I had to write to tell you just how much I appreciate everything you provided to help me with my court case. Instead of reckless driving, the judge knocked my charge down to speeding with a resonable fine. I was the only one in the court room who greeted him with a "Good Morning, Your Honor," after he called my name, which I could tell stunned him (so, that part was kind of funny). I was really nervous so I am positive that your pointers are what really encouraged the judge see his way clear to help me with my case; thus, I can not express enough, just how appreciative I am for everything. Not only did you make the class interesting, you gave your students useful information, which combined with your stories, will always be remembered.
You and your family will continue to be in my prayers and sending one as I type.
Thank you so much again!
Dear Mr. Guerrero:
Just writing in jubilation to say THANK YOU and offer you my testimony that everything you said I did and it worked!
Charges were reduced from reckless driving to improper control of my vehicle and the judge personally thanked me for representing myself.
So this was the action plan:
1. Dressed my best (tie & suit - everyone thought I was an attorney in the court).
2. Rehearsed my lines and my case (prepared myself mentally for the best and worst scenarios).
3. Spoke in very respectful manner with your honor at the beginning or end of my sentence, plead guilty but with explanation. The judge was also a nice one, to his credit.
4. The officer & the judge were both impressed and “nodded in surprise” when I told them I attended your course. That’s when the judge deliberated with the officer to reduce the charges.
All in all, it went remarkably well although the officer threw some extra charges in there at the beginning to ask for a severe punishment or fine.
But I ended paying way less than I was imagining. I think I saved a total of $600 going your route.
THANK YOU again, wholeheartedly. I truly enjoyed your class, may God bless your health and your family. I will just come to see you from time to time, just to have a good laugh.
I went to court on my Alexandria case today and because I attended your aggressive driving class in addition to the one from ADA, the prosecutor reduced my ticket to an improper lane change. So, as of today, I have no speeding violations on my 33 year driving record. Even though I am a lawyer, were it not for what I learned in your class, I would not have been as adept as I was today in court and in dealing with the prosecutor.
I told my lawyer, Tom Carter of Alexandria, to only send his clients to your school because of all that I learned in your class and how well you prepared your students for court. Tom was very impressed with my preparation.
Thank you, thank you a million times thank you.
I took your class on December 29. Just want to give you an
update on my case. I went to court this morning. My lawyer Jeffrey Romanick worked out a deal with the prosecutor. Reckless
driving charge (for driving at 79/55) was reduced to speeding 74/55. So I just
paid $100 fine plus court cost. This is the ideal result I was looking for.
Thank you very much for your class and your letter. I think they really helped
I'm glad it is finally over. I can relax a little bit and enjoy the coming Chinese new year which is this weekend.
By the way, I have become one of the slowest drivers on road since. It's kind of boring, no fun in driving at all. Engine throttle almost never passes 2K RPM. But it's ok. I can live with that.
Thanks again and best regards!
Dear Mr. Guerrero,
I attended your class today.
I wanted to thank you for all the stories and life wisdom you shared.
I recognize that with your approach this class is about much more than just proper driving.
I couldn't agree more with your opening statement, that it is all about Second Chances.
THANK YOU AGAIN.
Speedy recovery and I hope to run into you soon - but not as your student :-))