How to Get a Red Light Camera Ticket Dismissed
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In California, the ticket cost for running a red light is usually $500 – not exactly cheap, right? It can get even worse if you have a previous citation within the past 18 months and you do not have the offer of attending traffic school.
The long-term costs linked with this can include your insurance rates increasing considerably for at least the next three years, points on your driving record, and court and attorney fees. In the end, some people can find themselves facing a fine as high as $1,000.
And, it is vital to remember that this is separate from the base fine you will receive for the red light ticket itself! Therefore, it can quickly get very expensive if you are not careful. This is why it is important to make sure you enlist the help of experienced professionals who can give you the best possible chance of getting your ticket dismissed if this is at all possible.
The first thing you need to do is check all of the data on the ticket to find out whether or not it is accurate. If the ticket has been issued via a camera, it is important to ensure that the information that has been captured is actually correct. Sadly, as identity theft is on the increase, there have been a number of instances of fraudsters sending out fake tickets as a con. This is why you need to make sure that all of the information is correct, i.e. your name, address, and vehicle data.
If you are certain that the ticket you have received is genuine and accurate, you can start to look into the different forms of defense that may be available to you. This is where working with an experienced attorney comes into play. They will be able to help you understand all of the different options that are available to you so that you can determine the best way to move forward.
There are a number of different ways it can be possible to fight a red light camera ticket. Here are some of them to give you a better understanding:
– One of the initial things you should do if you want to dispute a red light camera ticket is to gather photographs. In some locations, these photos will be sent to you with the citation. However, in some areas, you may need to enter a PIN and your mobile number online to get access to these videos. Make sure that the driver looks like you and the license plate number is clear and matches up. It could be that you were not driving the vehicle at the time or that the vehicle was not yours. If this is the case, it should be quite easy to prove and, therefore, to get your ticket dismissed as a consequence.
– Contesting the infraction is the most common way for anyone to get out of a red light camera ticket. At a contested hearing, you have the opportunity to subpoena witnesses, such as the officer who issued you with the Notice of Infraction. Of course, you will want to make sure that you give yourself the greatest possible chance of getting the infraction dismissed, and this is why it is important to hire a team of reputable and experienced attornies who have plenty of experience in this area and will be able to help you to get the result you are aiming for.
There are a number of possible defenses that you may be able to use for the red light incident. Again, you will need to consult with your attorney to make sure you go about this in the correct manner.
One option is that the camera did not operate correctly or that you are not the person who was in the image. You may also be able to launch a case based on unclear photographs or that you went through a red light because you were yielding to an emergency vehicle and so you need to do so because it was the right thing to do based on the situation at the time.
Furthermore, if you went through the red light due to inadequate signage or because you were attempting to avoid an accident, you may also be able to get the ticket dismissed.
TicketBust produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.