Smile – you just took a selfie without even knowing it. Traffic cameras
are abundant throughout Kern County, Bakersfield and the entire state
of California, ensuring that even when no peace officers are around, drivers
are still held accountable for their actions. What you may not know is
that just because you were caught on camera doesn’t mean you necessarily
need to plead guilty.
Red-Light Camera Tickets
The main reason for citation traffic cameras is to catch anyone running
a red light. In a quick flash, the driver and the vehicle’s license
plate are caught on camera when they enter the intersection after the
light turns red. It may seem like a cut and dry case if your vehicle and
picture comes in the mail; after all, you were caught red-handed, right?
The fact is, there are many options to fight traffic camera tickets. This
is an automated process, which means there are opportunities for evidence
issues to occur. The burden of proof is on the courts, not you. If you
understand the law and the regulations involved in the process outlined
in the California
Vehicle Code 21455.5, you can often find options to get red-light camera tickets dismissed or
the driver found not guilty.
Consequences of Traffic Camera Tickets
Why fight a red-light or traffic camera ticket? For one, the price is high
on these tickets. In California, a red-light ticket can run from $420-$525,
a hefty price tag for a non-witnessed violation. It can also add a point
to your driving license, which can increase the price of insurance and
put you one step closer to a license suspension.
The good news is that you can fight a red-light camera ticket and win.
If you are not the one in the photo, then there are plenty of options
to get out of the ticket without giving up the driver. Even when the driver
was clearly you, there are many ways to circumvent the system to get the
Kern County Traffic Ticket Specialists
If your mailbox reveals that you have been caught on camera for a traffic
violation, call our expert team at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC can eliminate many traffic
violation tickets to protect your driving record. Your consultation is
free, so do not hesitate to call.