thoroughly enjoyed your class, and found it to be the most comprehensively
educational defensive driving course I have ever taken. Your
story-telling personalized what otherwise, in any other defensive driving
course, could be a tedious and long day. Not the case at all in your
course! You engaged me from the start, and held my interest all day
long. You used interactive training techniques that involved all of
the participants and you even gave us a chance to tell our
stories. You imparted invaluable information to those who might face
court dates by providing specific information that could leverage an
individual's position in every district court in the metropolitan DC area."
"I wanted to personally thank you
for the very professional presentation of "Driving Improvement
Training." Although most of us that attended your class would
rather have been somewhere else and not in the class, your professional
presentation and attitude made it an interesting and informative
experience. I have been driving for over 36 years and was pleasantly
surprised to find that I truly did not "know it all" (a trap that
older drivers can fall into as well as teenage drivers). You should
know that because I took your class before going to court, the judge
decided not to suspend my driving license. This was a great relief to
me and my family, for a suspension of my driving privileges would have
created a great hardship on all of us. I would recommend anyone to
your class; it was great!"
"I attended your driving class two
weeks ago and have since then made my appearance in traffic court.
Armed with the letter of recommendation you so kindly provided me with, my
lawyer and myself were hoping for a lenient sentence. When it all
boiled down, the verdict was a $500 fine, 30 days in jail (ALL SUSPENDED),
and loss of my driving privileges for 6 months. To some this sounds
like a harsh sentence, but for a guy doing 100mph in a 55mph zone in
Fairfax County, I consider myself extremely lucky not to be in the slammer.
Your letter certainly helped my cause, and probably kept me out of
jail. I would just like to say thank you for taking the time to help
keep an honest, hardworking person out of jail."
and from Kevin's attorney
"I thank you very much for the time you spent with my
client. I believe that you letter of recommendation was DEFINITIVE
and kept him out of jail when he went before the Honorable Judge."
"Thank you for your help with my
speeding ticket problem. When I went to court, the judge yelled at me
for driving recklessly and then told me I was free to go (I am not sure
what happened, but I am not going to question it!!). I have learned
my lesson and have become a much better driver. Thank you again for
your help, I am very grateful!!"
"DMV gave me the list of classes
and out of all the hundreds listed I called yours first. You were
having a class that evening (Wednesday) and the next. What good
The class was extremely interesting, specially your stories based on
your experience and knowledge. I didn't tell you, but I am a lawyer
and have worked for the federal court in Maryland that handles thousands of
traffic tickets on the BW
Parkway. All the advice you gave was
accurate and smart.
I was very impressed that you were able to access DMV's computer
immediately after the class. I went to DMV Friday morning and
everything went smoothly."
"Thank you so much for writing a
letter of recommendation for me, I really appreciate it. The judge
let me go with just having to pay $50. I want to thank you for
convincing me to go to court, because before I took your class and talked
to you about my ticket, court was not an option. I was scared to go,
but talking to you about it, made me feel more comfortable.
I want you to know that I really liked your class. I walked in
with the attitude that it was going to be a boring Saturday, but you made
it interesting and fun to learn. Thanks for all your help."
"I would like to extend my
deepest thanks to you for teaching such an enjoyable class - one which I
believe helped my court case tremendously. My charge in Prince William
County Court was dropped from a 6pt. reckless charge of 93mph in a 65mph
(on I-66 Eastbound) to a 4pt. violation of 79mph in a 65mph, plus a $100
fine. Including court fees, I paid a total of $155 to the court, and
because of your class I still have one positive point on my record. I
consider myself incredibly lucky for the deal I received, and I'm positive
that without your class things would not have gone as well. And through
this whole ordeal, any expenses I incurred was money well spent, as I have
a better driving record on paper, and I'm also a better driver on the
roads. You made me think a lot about my mentality when I'm driving, and
I've learned to control it and relax a lot more when driving... for the
most part it's become a pleasant activity. Thank you so much, you really
made the driving class enjoyable, and I learned a lot of things I probably
wouldn't have learned anywhere else.
Again, thank you for your help. If I'm ever in
traffic trouble again, I know who to look up. The same goes for my friends
and family; your class will always be highly recommended!"
I attended your 8-hour driver improvement clinic on May 22, the day
before I was to appear in court for a reckless driving ticket. I
would have written sooner, but my case was continued twice since
then. When the judge finally heard my case, he read your letter
and dismissed the charges. Thank you for your generous letter.
I know it greatly influenced the judge's decision. I would also like
to thank you for offering such a wonderful class. I learned so
much more from it than I had expected. Your anecdotes bring
the rules and concepts to life and I now think twice when making decisions
on the road. Again, thank you. Attending your class was a true
September 13, 2007
Good Evening Mr. Guerrero,
I wanted to let you know how well I did in court today. My case was
for reckless driving 83/65 and for illegal tint. I took all of your advice
starting with arriving early and being humble and honest. I went to court
in my Navy uniform and without a lawyer. Because I had attended your class,
had my speedometer calibrated, a print out of my driving record for the
pass 7 years(no tickets or accidents) and a receipt that showed I had the
tint removed made me feel confident. It showed the judge that I had taken
responsibility for my actions and also showed him I wasn't just showing up
with the hope he would let me off easy. A lot of people did not have proof
of anything they were telling the judge. I think I would have been really
upset if I would have hired a lawyer and paid all that money to do what I
did on my own. The results were - illegal tint - thrown out, and $50.00 for
speeding, reduced to 74/65.
Thank you so much M. Guerrero for all your advice - it paid off - in
more ways than one!
Have a great evening.
I just wanted to let you know how my day in court turned out. I went
last week and took your advice and went early...I was the first one there.
I met with the prosecutor, again like you suggested, and told him I took
your class and have +5 points on my license as a result. I showed him my
DMV Record which I brought in with me, as well as your class certificate.
He agreed to reduce my speed from 23 mph over the speed limit to 10-19 mph
over the speed limit. As a result, the points were reduced from 6 to 4 and
now have +1 point on my license. I couldn't have done it without you Ed! I
thank you very very much!
January 25, 2008
Thank you for you class and your recommendation. I had my court date
yesterday and my reckless case got dropped because I took the class.
The judge first reduced the charges to improper driving. I pled
guilty to that. Then I told the judge that I also took the driver
improvement class. Then the judge decided to drop my case even though
I had one ticket on my record from a year ago.
I would like to say thank you for giving me a second chance to make things
right. I enjoyed taking your class and learned a lot.
Thank you once again.
I just wanted to thank you for a very
effective course on Defensive Driving in April 2008.
You kept everyone’s attention throughout
the class. You clearly set the bar high and were a very effective
role model for sensible driving in the future. Your many human
interest stories and extensive knowledge of the law gave everyone a very
good perspective on how to handle ourselves in traffic, with the police,
and likewise in court. I note that you said Fairfax County
is “very difficult” (close to zero tolerance) for enforcing reckless
driving citations. Indeed, that was almost the case with me.
Nonetheless, with the help of an Attorney,
and successfully completing your class, and getting my car’s speedometer
tested for calibration—the Judge reduced my charge to speeding (19 over),
instead of 82 mph in a 55 mph zone. On balance, with 5 positive DMV
driving points (from your class) going into court, I still ended up with +1
on my DMV record.
I would unreservedly recommend your course
to anyone who asked. The class was thoroughly enjoyable (despite my
not wanting to be there, as was the case with most other participants;
I had taken your course a decade earlier. Good sense never goes out
Thanks again for your services.
Mr. Guerrero -
I wanted to thank you once again for an excellent course well
taught. I had my court date yesterday and received great news: my failure to
update license ticket was dropped and my reckless driving ticket was
reduced to improper driving - a much better outcome than I had anticipated.
Your insight and instruction gave me much more confidence in an
intimidating and foreign courtroom environment. Thank you again for
providing such an outstanding service.
Dear Mr. Guerrero
I just wanted to let you know that I
went to court today. I awoke this
morning a little nervous but not as much as I thought I would be. I dressed in the appropriate attire for
court and left my house just after 6:30 am.
I arrived at the court house early and parked my car and went
through security to gain entrance to the court house. I read the monitor to see what court room
I would be in (1C) and sat in the lobby outside the court room and waited
one hour fifteen minutes. When they
opened the door a little after 9:00 am I went inside and took a seat. As I sat there observing all the cases
that were heard before mine I realized that I was not scared. I also realized (thanks to your advice)
that I can do this. I can stand up
in front of this Judge and speak without being afraid or anxious. As I observed the proceedings I could not
believe how many people came to court in jeans. The defendants were in jeans. I was just amazed.
Anyhow, I sat there until about 11:30
am and then the Judge called my name and I arose from my seat and said Good
Morning your Honor just as confidant as I could be and he said Good Morning
mam. I approached the podium and sat
my purse on the bench in front next to the podium and your Honor asked how
do you plead Ms. Donaldson and I said guilty your Honor and he asked the
officer about my record and I spoke up and said your Honor I have taken
driver improvement classes, I have a letter of recommendation from the
instructor, a calibration certificate and I also have a copy of my driving
record. He asked the court officer
to bring up the papers so he could take a look at them. After he went through the papers he asked
me if I took the classes online or if I went to class and I said I went to
the class your Honor and he looked at me and said I tell you what and
paused for a moment and then he said since you did all this on your own I
will reduce the charge to improper driving and he asked the officer if he
had any objections and the officer said no and I said thank you your Honor
and I turned around and walked out of the court room.
I can’t tell you how happy I was when I
left that court room. The charge was
reduced from reckless driving to improper driving. Thanks to you and the Last Traffic Stop
classes I have learned a great deal about driving safely and about myself
and I know that I will never be in traffic court again if I can help
it. At least not as a defendant.
Dear Mr. Guerrero,
I just wanted to write you an update and
say thank you! I had my court date last week for my wreckless by
speeding 76 in a 55 in Fairfax.
I attended court a couple of times before hand to observe and get a feel
for what I was facing. On the day of, I plead not guilty and we
proceeded with the trial. I presented my speedometer calibration that
indicated a two mile an hour error and the judge immediately reduce the
charge to just a speeding infraction. I then proceeded with my good
driving record and followed with the certificate from your course and he
assessed a $30.00 fine!! I said thank you your honor and left!
I got the best deal of the day! Everyone with attorney's got the
wreckless dropped but still had to pay a minimum of $150 in fines! I
can't believe how I made out so well!
Thank you for preparing me and giving me
the confidence to beat this! I really enjoyed your course too!
You have a great, heart warming personality and it was a real pleasure to
Thank you again.
Jason T. Janssen
Dear Mr. Guerrero,
Thank you for writing a letter on my daughter’s behalf
stating her enthusiastic participation in your driver improvement
class. She submitted it during her
hearing to the presiding judge and the judge commented on your complimentary
choice of wording describing her situation.
My daughter did learn a significant amount of defensive
driving knowledge during your class.
When she was asked by the judge how she would respond to a similar
traffic situation in the future, she responded that she would decelerate
and allow the vehicle aggressively merging into her lane to do so, thereby
reducing the likelihood of an accident and demonstrating a defensive
driving maneuver that she had learned.
I also appreciate your foresight in providing a raised
seal on the letter to substantiate its authenticity. My daughter will continue to apply the
concepts, ideas and defensive driving attitude that your course provided.
Hello Mr. Guerrero,
I don't know if you remember me, but I recently attended
your safety class on October 4th, 2008. If you'll recall, I was
charged with reckless driving for driving a speed of 95 in a 55 mile
zone. As you know, that was a very serious charge and I was extremely
nervous about my court date on October 30th, but your tips were extremely
helpful to me. I took my certificates and the letter you wrote for me
and I believe the judge was very impressed. With the help of your
class and my attorney, I was given a $300 fine.
I don't believe the outcome of my case would have been
so good without your assistance. Your class was fantastic. The
things you had to say were funny, interesting, and extremely insightful and
I would recommend your class to anyone who needed it.
Thank you so much for all your help!
Hi Mr. Guerrero,
I took your class in mid-October because
of my two court dates. I wanted to let you know that your advice and
information, as well as the speed calibration and letter of
recommendation, helped me get my 20 mph over speeding ticket and
curfew violation both dismissed!
Thank you so much,
attending your classes I was in a very difficult situation with
a reckless driving charge of 30+ mph over the speed limit. The
consensus by my lawyer and his peers were I would either lose my
license and or have a large fine and misdemeanor on my
record for the next 11 years. During my trial your certificate, letter
of recommendation and aggressive driving course certificate were
presented to the judge and he examined them extensively. After some
deliberation his final judgment was ONLY speeding 87 in a 55.
So thank you for your class,
you insight and your letter of recommendation!
Hello Mr. Guerrero,
I attended your course a few weeks ago in the Tysons area. I went to
court last week with a Reckless Driving ticket. After showing up at
court, the charge was lowered to Improper Driving.
Thanks for everything!
wanted to write and let you know how my case turned out. I thought this was
an important step, because the testimonials on your site gave me great
you may recall, I was charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 82 MPH in a
65 zone on I-81. I attended your class on January 3rd, obtained a letter of
recommendation from you, and also secured a copy of my driving record
(clean). Additionally, thanks to your sound advice, I also had my
speedometer calibrated to which a 3 MPH lag was discovered.
my court date, I decided to represent myself and arrived to court over an
hour early, like you instructed. When the judge called my name, I calmly
approached the bench and said "Good Morning Your Honor." He then
asked me how I pled, and I said, "Guilty with an explanation your
honor." After hearing the testimony of the state trooper (it was a
rather routine stop) he then asked me for my explanation. I
shared with him my course certificate, my calibration certificate, my
letter of recommendation, and also the DMV record. The judge reviewed my
materials and reduced the charge to 78 in a 65 MPH zone and gave me a $60
fine. With court costs included I paid only $121.00!
am truly thankful that God blessed me to attend your class. Prior to, I was
set on hiring a lawyer, and would have paid over 10 times the amount my
ticket was for! Your class was wonderful and engaging and I truly
have recommended it to others to take. Thank you so much and have a
Dear Mr. Guerrero,
I attended your class
this past Saturday and I could not wait until after my court date to send
you a quick note. I wanted you to know that no matter how things turn
out in court; your Defensive Driving class was EXCELLENT!! Not only
did you impart to everyone the information needed to increase our knowledge
and improve our driving skills…..you took things to a whole other level by
providing personal examples, which helped emphasize the need to
change and made me really think about “why” I was doing “what” I was doing.
I especially like how you weaved into the training throughout the
day, little tidbits to help others learn from your life experiences ……you
know, just everyday things that can each of help us deal with some things
that life can sometimes throw our way.
You made the class not
only interesting….but enjoyable!! I am retired military and have been
to my share of training classes - - your class was a very refreshing change
of pace from my past experiences in the military and while first learning
to drive. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND your class to ANYONE that wants to
(or needs to) take a class on defensive driving/driver improvement.
I will send you a follow
up note after my court date in Fairfax
on 3 February and let you know the final result of my case. I know
ultimately that the outcome is in the Judge’s hands, but your class and the
testimonials of others that have attended your training have empowered me
to go confidently into court. I am going to court this week to
observe the process as you recommended so I will be prepared for my time
Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!
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