We’ve all had that moment when we see that flash of light in our rear view mirror as we pass through an intersection. We all knows what it means: a ticket is coming in the mail. With cameras being placed throughout more traffic lights and intersections in Philadelphia, we begin to ask ourselves, “What happens when we get a red light camera ticket?”
The good news: these Tickets carry no points. Due to the fact that the camera does not snap a photo of the driver of the car, PennDOT cannot assign points for violation of red light camera tickets.
The bad news: in certain circumstances, getting a red light camera ticket can have a negative impact on your life. For example, if you are employed as a driver and get a red light camera ticket in the company car, it may be a violation of your company’s policies.
What about if you let someone borrow your car and they run a red light, leaving you stuck with the fine? Under most circumstances, you could just pay the fine and move on with your life. However, if you one of those few who are in a circumstance where a red light camera ticket will have a negative impact on your life, then you need to contact an attorney who will fight for you.
Many people believe that nothing can be done about red light camera tickets. They are mistaken. Unlike traffic tickets or PPA tickets, red light camera tickets are heard in Center City Philadelphia by a hearing master. When you enter the hearing room, you are presented with photographic images of your car passing through an intersection. While most people just see a car passing through an intersection, a trained and experienced lawyer sees your defense.
Did you know that in order for a traffic intersection to utilize a red light camera, there has to be sufficient posted notice indicating that a camera is installed? Did you know that the red light camera also needs to be calibrated according to a certain timeline, and can malfunction if it isn’t calibrated on time?
These are just some of the defenses available for red light camera tickets.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are experienced and skilled in handling red light camera violations. Using the law and administrative requirements, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have successfully defended and dismissed red light camera tickets for clients. As these cameras are being installed at an ever-increasing number of intersections, it is important you know that someone out there is ready to fight for you, and to go above and beyond in attempt to get you the result you need. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, and find out what we can do for you.
Jeffrey J. Goldin, Esq.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.