$35 Representation Fee for
Red Light Camera Tickets
Orange County, Florida Only
There is a hitch. No, the fee amount is correct. Please read below.
My goal is to save you money. Read below.
Dealing With The Red Light Camera Tickets
There was a time when traffic attorneys were fighting the red light camera ticket and winning. For about 4 years we consistently got these tickets dismissed. That ship has long sailed for reasons I will not write down here. Today we can consistently lower the fine and stop it from being a conviction. And we can help by providing you information on what to do if you get one of these – read on.
The Notice of Violation = $158
When (and if) you receive the Notice of Violation, you need to read it thoroughly. Understand what it is saying, and look at the photos and watch the video. If you remember that it was you driving the vehicle on that day or you want to take responsibility for it – pay the $158 to the out-of-state company listed on the Notice.
Not You Driving
If it was not you driving and you do not want to take responsibility you must fill out the affidavit (see the Notice for information on the affidavit) have it notarized and send it to the company. They will issue a new Notice in the name of the actual driver of the vehicle. NOTE: It is not a defense to tell the court you were not driving. You must follow the instructions and fill out the affidavit.
Do Not Set An Administrative Hearing
Do not set it for an administrative hearing. These are show-trials, heard by people hired by the municipality who has the cameras. You will lose and they will tack on upwards of $250 in addition to the $158. If you are a student of history think of the trials in the Soviet Union during the Great Terror or the Nazi Trials during World War II.
Pay the $158
Once paid at this stage it will disappear. It won’t be on anyone’s driving record. In fact, the DMV will never know it occurred. If not paid and no affidavit is sent a red light camera ticket will be issued.
The Red Light Camera Ticket = $262
The red light camera ticket is easily distinguishable from the Notice by the fact that it is asking you to pay $262. It is also mailed to you via certified mail – meaning you have to sign for it. If you work, odds are you will receive a notice that you have to go to the post office to pick up the certified letter. Do not delay.
Set Red Light Camera Ticket for a Hearing (or Hire Me-$35)
If you received the red light camera ticket your best bet is to set it for a hearing with the Clerk of Court. If you set the hearing within 30-days of when the ticket was issued (see ticket for this date) you should have a hearing within 6-months of the issue date.
If You Hire Me for $35
- Enter the case.
- Set it for a hearing.
- Attend the hearing’
- Tell you what happened.
This is What I Can Do For You
We can usually get the agency to reduce the fine to $158. The Court will add $33 in costs. We will have the court withhold the adjudication so that your insurance isn’t affected. Typically you get 60 days to pay this. The total with my fee is $226.
If you want to contest Red Light Camera Tickets
If you received red light camera tickets you must review the video (note, I said “video” – watch the video) before you think about contesting it. If you truly believe you did not run the red light, then you can challenge red light camera tickets at the hearing (meaning, don’t accept the offer of the reduced fine). Note that it is not a defense if:
- You ran it within a second of it turning red.
- You carefully and prudently rolled through the right turn without coming to a complete stop.
- It was not you driving and you don’t know who was.
- The big truck ahead of you blocked the view of the light until it was too late.
More information about tickets and driver’s licenses:
- Speeding Tickets
- Careless Driving (Accident) Tickets
- Red Light Camera Tickets
- Commercial Driver’s License Issues
- Toll Tickets
- Suspended Driver’s License Issues