Red light cameras have gone up in more than 20 states across the nation. Most people are not even aware that they ran a red light until weeks later when they receive a red light camera ticket in the mail. Receiving these expensive tickets can be frustrating and aggravating.
However, just because you received a red light camera ticket, it does not mean you have to simply pay it. With the help of an experienced traffic ticket attorney you may be able to successfully fight your ticket and avoid the expensive fines and negative consequences on your driving record.
5 Defenses You Can Use to Fight a Red Light Camera Ticket
If you received a red light camera ticket and you believe it is inaccurate, you may be able to fight it. Below are five legal defenses you can use to challenge your red light camera ticket:
- Prove to the judge that you are not the owner of the vehicle depicted in the photograph.
- Show that you are not the person who is photographed as having passed the red light.
- Provide evidence to show that the license plate of the car in the photograph does not match the license plate on your car.
- Provide evidence to show there were no warning signs posted at the intersection where the photograph was taken.
- Provide evidence that the red light camera was not properly maintained.
The bottom line is that if you received a red light camera ticket, do not assume that you have to pay the ticket. A simple consultation with an experienced traffic ticket attorney may help you avoid significant fines and points on your driving record.New Jersey requires that its townships hire municipal engineers to inspect each red light camera that is installed at intersections. The inspection must be conducted every six months. If you or your traffic ticket attorney can prove that there was no such inspection, it may be grounds for dismissal of your red light camera ticket.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with New Jersey traffic ticket attorney Dan Matrafajlo, please call 908-248-4404.