D.C. Speed CAMERA TICKET DEFENSE
PROFESSIONAL, LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT THE D.C. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
D.C. camera tickets or “automated traffic enforcement” tickets are issued by the D.C. MPD for red light violations, speeding, running stop signs and oversized vehicles. According to the MPD there are 124 enforcement cameras in the City. A recent study found that said cameras are predominately placed in Black neighborhoods. A list of MPD camera locations is HERE.
Contrary to Government misinformation, camera tickets have less to do with our safety and more to do with collecting our money! In fact, a recent study found that red light cameras actually increased accidents and another study found they have no impact on safety whatsoever. Despite D.C.’s record setting camera ticket operation, traffic deaths have risen.
Although camera tickets do not involve any points on your license they can be costly. Bear in mind that under DC law the owner of the vehicle is vicariously liable for all camera tickets issued to his/her vehicle. In general, this means it is no defense that someone else was driving your car at the time of the alleged violation.
The citation you received in the mail is really just a photograph of a car . . . so where is the actual proof that you were driving too fast? Paying camera tickets without contesting them is highway robbery. Yes, the system is rigged - but speed and red light camera tickets contain errors and can be beaten when properly challenged by an experienced attorney. Why pay a ticket that could be dismissed?
Contact Riley Legal for professional, legal representation at the D.C. DMV. Sean Riley is an experienced traffic attorney who can help you get the results you want. Don’t delay; you have 60 days from the mailing date on the notice to contest your ticket. To get started email a copy of your camera ticket to email@example.com or text a photo of the ticket to 202-669-2771. Please include your name & phone number. Riley Legal will contact you within 24 hours. Riley Legal will fight for your rights!