In the State of New York, especially in the city, there are cameras stationed at every red light. These cameras – also known as a photographic automated enforcement system – are designed to capture photographs after the light has turned red, effectively catching drivers who have run the red light. Typically, the owner of the vehicle will be mailed a red light ticket and be expected to either pay the fine or attend an already scheduled court date.
Many people mistakenly assume that because the camera caught them running a red light that they have very little defense against a New York red light ticket. However, when your case is competently handled by an experienced traffic attorney, you actually have a very good chance of having the ticket dismissed entirely. There are many defenses against red light tickets, such as insufficient evidence, photos that are blurred and do not allow for accurate identification, proof that you were not the driver at the time, or even proof that the red light camera was not functioning properly or was not properly maintained.
At the Law Office Of Terri B. Kalker, we know the law surrounding red light tickets, and we also know the most successful defense strategies. When you can’t afford to have a red light ticket on your record or have your insurance premiums raised, it is essential that you contact our office to speak with a seasoned New York traffic attorney as soon as possible.
You don’t have to let a red light ticket mar your record or put points on your license. Call us today for a consultation.
Note: Recent changes to the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law makes it mandatory for motorists who are found guilty of certain traffic violations to pay an assessment to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is called the Driver Responsibility Program and it applies to drivers who operate any kind of motor vehicle in New York State. This applies to New York drivers, regardless of the state the driver is actually licensed in.