3 Articles On How To Fight Your Red Light Violation
Don’t worry, our traffic lawyers can fight and win your red light tickets, but if you like to be more informed, the articles below will help you get a good understanding of what red light violations are and what needs to be done to avoid bad records.
How to Beat a Red Light Ticket
The First Step: Traffic Court to Contest Your Red Light Ticket
Running a red light is a traffic offense, a red light ticket therefore will be handled in traffic court unlike traffic misdemeanors or criminal offenses which are typically handled in criminal court. If you want to contest the red light ticket, typically, you must elect to go to traffic court. This is a specialized type of civil court. In some jurisdictions, you can appear by affidavit, which involves making a written statement submitted to the court before your court date. You may also have the option of having an attorney appear on your behalf. You lose the right to challenge the ticket if you pay without going to court.
Law Dictionary: Best Way to Beat a Red Light Ticket from a Traffic Camera
The first weapon in your arsenal to fight red light camera tickets is to contest the clarity of the photo. Since your vehicle was in motion at the time the picture was taken, there is a good probability the picture will be blurry. Inspect the picture the police department sends you with the ticket.
If you are unrecognizable in the photo that is the first defense you should bring up in court. If the judge cannot say beyond a reasonable doubt that it is you in the picture, the judge cannot find you guilty. It is important to be truthful. Do not say that the person in the photograph is not you if you know it is you. Simply question whether the judge is certain it is you in the picture.
How to Beat a Red Light Violation Ticket Based on a Traffic Camera
The most common traffic ticket is probably a citation for running a red light. These days, cops don’t even have to be there to cite you. Instead, cameras capture the violation and officers use that evidence in court to convict you. Follow these instructions to beat them at their own game!
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