30 Apr New York Handing Out Invalid Speed Camera Tickets?
Speed camera tickets are all about promoting safety and deterring speeding. But these cameras aren’t perfect, and you might have received a ticket by mistake.
Speed camera tickets don’t follow the same rules as a ticket from a police officer would, but there are certain requirements to make sure these tickets are valid, and these might have been overlooked in your case. While speed camera tickets are less detrimental to your record, you might have paid out of pocket for an invalid speeding ticket.
Before you pay your ticket, check to make sure the information is correct. If there are any problems with it, you may find yourself filing an appeal for your case rather than pleading guilty. After all, you always have the right to challenge your ticket, so check your ticket and call a lawyer before you act.
When Camera Tickets Are Invalid
New York uses speed cameras to stop speeding in school zones and other areas, but these cameras can become a problem for motorists when one the following issues arises:
- Your notice didn’t have the correct information.
- The camera was set off during a school vacation day.
- The camera wasn’t properly calibrated.
Speeding camera tickets are required to have certain information attached, and many New York residents have paid their fines without ever realizing that their ticket may be invalid. Check your ticket to make sure that your ticket has been reviewed by a technician to ensure that the information is correct and the picture is clear.
This isn’t the only way to get your speeding ticket cleared. Check the date of the incident—if it was during a vacation day, when students won’t be present, your ticket might have been given in error. Be sure to check with your attorney about handling this error.
If your ticket doesn’t have either of these issues, however, you may still have a chance. Speak to your attorney about other defenses, such as improper calibration, before you give in and accept the ticket.
How Can I Fix This?
Fortunately, you have the option to dispute speed camera tickets, just like you do for any other ticket. Filing an appeal with an attorney at your side can lead to a quick and favorable resolution. Your lawyer can explain the problems with your ticket and make sure you know exactly what to say to protect your interests.
An experienced attorney from our firm can fight for you, no matter what the cause of your ticket was, so be sure to speak with us before you pay up or appeal. After all, accidentally incriminating yourself is easy, so you may need someone on your side to help you fight your speed camera ticket.
Get Your Ticket Reviewed
Fortunately, you don’t have to handle your New York speed camera ticket alone if you’re concerned about its validity. Instead of appealing without help, call an attorney at the Law Office of James Medows.
For more information about what an attorney from our firm can do for you, contact us. We’ll help you appeal an invalid speed camera ticket so you don’t have to deal with those fines. To get help from our team, reach out to us by calling 917-856-1247 or filling out the online contact form below.