Have you recently opened your mailbox to find a red light camera speeding
ticket from the
Ming Avenue and
South Real Road intersection where you were not the driver? Did you verify that it was
a valid summons from the court and not a so called "
Maybe you decided to do the loyal thing and fight the ticket without giving
up your family member, friend, or co-worker and exposing them to potentially
thousands of dollars in combined fines and increased insurance costs.
But now you are potentially looking at two time consuming court dates
and a judge who may try to get you to snitch on your friend or family
member. What can you do about it?
The first thing you can do is hire an attorney to appear for you. Not only
do you not have to show up to court, but you can get the case dismissed
without a judge or police officer continually trying to get you to give
up your family member or friend who was the driver. A good traffic lawyer
should know some of the procedural as well as factual objections at trial.
Most police officers and judges know well enough that they are not supposed
to ask an attorney to give up rights that will hurt your case.
The second thing you can do is to post bail on the case and mail in a request
for a trial. Most courts will grant this to you and it means you only
have to make one appearance on your case. If you win, you normally would
get a refund of the bail in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Here are some other possible defenses include:
If you receive a photo ticket in the mail, don't immediate think you
must pay it. These tickets are successfully challenged in court all the
time and many result in a complete dismissal of the case.