I ran a red light and they caught me on camera. I think I was already in the intersection before the light turned red. How do I contest this?
A red light violation occurs when a car is behind the stop line when the light is red, then crosses the line into the intersection while the light is red. Vehicles already in the intersection when the light turns from yellow to red will not receive a citation.
Typically, two types of evidence are obtained for a red light violation. Initially, a series of still shots are taken to show the license plates and the occupants of the car. Then, a 12 second video is taken, showing approximately 6 seconds before and 6 seconds after running the red light.
If you think that you did not run the red light, you may choose to contest the charge in court. Please note that each state has different traffic violation laws and procedures to contest charges.
Moving forward, please consult with a Traffic Ticket Lawyer to determine the proper steps to take in your case.