A photo radar ticket is imposed on Oregon drivers who violate the law and are caught on camera. The photo radar device works by taking pictures of drivers who trigger the sensor by violating the law. Some are imposed for running traffic lights while others are imposed for driving in excess of the speed limit. Each state has its own laws regarding traffic violations and the use of photo radars.
The problem with a photo radar, is it does not identify the driver, so many drivers innocently receive a violation. You have the right to contest the violation if you were not driving your vehicle at the time it was issued.
To get a Certificate of Innocence in an Oregon photo radar ticket case, you must fill out the state or locally required petition for certification. You must assert that you were not the driver of the vehicle in question at the time the ticket was issued.
If you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time and location described in this citation, you can fill out the Certificate of Innocence application and return it with a copy of your driver's license to your motor vehicle's department. If you submit the form and attachments properly, your citation may be dismissed. You may be required to go to court if there is a question still in existence after the application has been received by the agency.
You should be provided with a Certificate of Innocence form when you receive your citation or information about obtaining one, but if for some reason you were not, you can contact your local agency to inquire about asserting your innocence. You may also be able to locate forms on-line. Be aware that you may have a limited time in which to file such a form. It is usually about one month from the date of receipt of your violation notice.
An attorney who deals with Oregon traffic violations can help you fight your photo radar ticket and assert your innocence. Understanding the law and knowing the procedural process is an attorney's job. An experienced Oregon defense attorney can assist you in your traffic situation. By helping you to draft a statement of innocence, your attorney can help you get the best outcome in your case. Many Oregon citizens successfully dispute photo radar tickets by asserting their innocence.