Red Light Camera - I didn't see the "No Turn Right on Red" sign & I safely turned & a camera flashed, took my picture, I received a "VC21453C". The deadline to pay citation / appear in court is Jan 16, 2014.
2 weeks later I was stopped by a cop on a bike, he got with his speed gun, telling me that I was going 54 on a 40. Although I was following the flow of traffic. I apologized profusely & told him I did not realize I was. I cooperated & gave him my paperwork. Deadline for that is Feb 18, 2014. I have had a clean record on my license so far. lately I have been a little distracted of late in life. I am not making excuses. This is not a reflection of my driving habits. I am not reckless. I just need advice: Which one, if any should I contest? Go to traffic school? Should I even try?
Criminal Defense Attorney
I do not see any basis to contest either, at least according to your statements above. It seems like you cannot contest either violation. It makes little sense to start a fight that you cannot finish or win. I would simply pay the fines and request traffic school. Then move on in life.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
I respectfully disagree with Mr. Hill, above. Although you do not present any information that leads me to believe that you have a strong defense, nearly every traffic ticket can be defended to some extent.
I am frequently able to negotiate traffic violations to non-point violations, regardless of the circumstances. My advice is to retain an experienced traffic attorney and fight both tickets.