Is It Possible To Beat A Red Light Camera Ticket
So, you’ve found yourself with a red light camera ticket in California. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. But is there any hope of fighting this ticket and avoiding those hefty fines? The answer is yes!
First and foremost, let’s be clear that running a red light is a serious traffic violation and can result in serious consequences. Red light cameras are installed to catch drivers who run red lights, and they do their job very effectively. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 800 people die every year from crashes caused by drivers running red lights.
But here’s the thing – these cameras are not infallible. They can make mistakes, and it’s possible to successfully challenge a red light camera ticket with the help of a good defense attorney.
Choosing Wallin & Klarich to represent your case puts you in a better position to receive the best outcome for your case. We have over 40 years of experience in Southern California. Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL for your free consultation!
How Do Red Light Cameras Work
When a vehicle passes over a sensor in an intersection while the traffic light is red, it triggers a red light camera. This camera captures photos of the driver and the vehicle’s license plate. If you are caught running a red light at a camera-equipped intersection, you will notice multiple flashes as you pass through the intersection. Subsequently, a ticket is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle by mail. The mailed envelope includes a copy of the citation, the amount of fines to be paid, and attached photo evidence of the red light violation.
Additionally, there is information enclosed on how to challenge the traffic ticket. If you decide to contest the ticket, it is advisable to hire a knowledgeable traffic attorney who can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have the experience you need. We offer exceptional service, experience, and affordable payment options to help you manage the cost of hiring a defense attorney. Call our office today for a free consultation!
Possible Defenses to a Red Light Camera Ticket
When it comes to contesting a red light camera ticket, your traffic attorney can employ various defense strategies on your behalf. These strategies aim to challenge the validity of the ticket and potentially lead to its dismissal. Here are a few defense strategies that your attorney may raise:
Validity of the Camera Device: Your attorney can question the reliability of the red light camera device itself. They may demand evidence from the prosecution that proves the camera was in proper working condition on the day your ticket was issued. By examining maintenance records or other relevant documentation, your attorney may be able to establish that the camera was not functioning correctly at the time your photo was taken, casting doubt on the accuracy of the ticket.
Challenging Image Clarity: Another defense strategy involves challenging the clarity of the images captured by the red light camera. Your attorney may argue that the quality of the photos is insufficient to conclusively identify you as the driver. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, poor image resolution, or obscured visibility can be used to cast doubt on the accuracy and reliability of the evidence presented against you.
Necessity Defense: In some cases, your attorney may argue that you ran the red light out of necessity to avoid a serious accident or protect yourself and others from harm. This defense strategy asserts that you had no alternative but to disregard the traffic signal in order to prevent a greater danger. If the judge finds this argument compelling and believes that you acted out of necessity, you may be found not guilty of the violation.
These defense strategies highlight the importance of having an experienced traffic attorney who can carefully examine the circumstances surrounding your red light camera ticket. By employing these strategies and others tailored to your specific case, your attorney aims to create doubt, challenge the evidence, and ultimately secure a favorable outcome for you.
Contact Wallin & Klarich Today
If you have received a red light camera ticket, you need an aggressive defense attorney to fight for your freedom. With 40+ years of experience, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have helped thousands of clients win their cases or get their charges reduced to a lesser degree. We know the most effective defenses to argue on your behalf, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve the best possible result in your case.
You may not be aware of all your options. Calling our office costs you nothing, but picking up the phone could be the difference between years in prison and years of freedom. Let our skilled attorneys examine your case to find the best way to avoid prison.
Discover how our team can assist you. Contact us today, toll-free at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation with a skilled defense attorney.