Earlier this year, I was issued a ticket via mail for failing to stop on a right turn at a red light. The ticket was given by a video camera system in California. I submitted a defense from one of those websites that claim to get your ticket erased but I was found guilty. I appealed, and have a court date in a few weeks and was hoping someone could give me some advice as to whether or not there is a defense specific to red light cameras I could use.
And if not, what is the best way to lower the amount I have to pay on the ticket? I have heard the judge is often lenient if you come to court, however I have never done this before, so I do not know whether or not to admit running the light in hopes of having a lower amount to pay? Or just ask for a lower amount? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.