What to Do When You Receive a Red Light Camera Violation Notice in The Mail?
You just received a red light camera violation notice in the mail. What should you do? There are basically three reasons why a red light camera violation occurs. Either the vehicle went straight through the intersection, it made a left turn at the intersection or made a right turn at the intersection. There is a white line on the road called a stop bar. If your vehicle is behind the white line and the light is already red and then your vehicle goes past the white line and then through the intersection the camera is going to go off and you will receive a ticket. If this is the first notice you receive and it says the amount due is $158.00 and you see by the photos and/or the video that your vehicle made a left turn or went straight through the intersection, my advice is to pay it. You are not going to receive points and you will not have to go to traffic school. You will not beat it in court and if you are found guilty you will have to pay $277.00 instead of the $158.00. If it is a right turn on red, that is a different story because many cities are dismissing the right turn on red tickets so those are worth fighting. If your vehicle was stolen before the date of the incident you can get it dismissed by showing proof such as a police report. If your vehicle was sold before the date of the incident you can get it dismissed by showing proof of the sale. The ticket goes to the registered owner of the vehicle. If you were not the driver and you know who was, when you receive the first notice in the mail you need to provide that person's information so they will receive the ticket instead of you. Most of the time however the driver is a family member so it is not worth it. So if you want to fight the ticket in court hire an experienced attorney like myself and I will help you. without you having to go to court.