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Red-light cameras can be a major pain for any driver who has received a ticket. But there are some potential ways to fight red-light camera tickets on your own.
Aside from the fact that many jurisdictions are now finding that red-light cameras cause more harm than good, to be convicted of a traffic offense without any witness is, generally speaking, ludicrous.
Here's how you may be able to fight your red-light camera ticket and potentially avoid paying a hefty fine:
You will likely receive a ticket a few weeks after being snapped by a red light camera, and the ticket will contain some useful information, such as:
Each state law differs in its wording, but generally, prosecutors must prove that you were identified, you were driving, you were in their county, and you disobeyed a traffic signal.
In some states like California, you're allowed to disobey a traffic light because of an emergency or potential collision, and this may help get your red-light ticket dismissed.
Once you've appeared at your arraignment and are ready to present your case at trial, you'll want to remember some potential arguments, such as:
Of course these are just a few potential arguments, and each red-light camera case is different. For more complex cases, or if you need personal advice on the best way to fight your red-light camera ticket, consider consulting an experienced traffic ticket lawyer near you.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
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