My wife got a stop light ticket in one of my company vehicles. So the registration just has the company name on it.
I have to approaches.
1) said by RCW 46.64.015 :
An officer may not serve or issue any traffic citation or notice for any offense or violation except either when the offense or violation is committed in his or her presence or when a person may be arrested..
How's that for you? An officer cannot issue a citation for a traffic offense unless he witnesses you commit it. Picture != witness. A CRIME? Sure. But running a red isn't a crime, only an infraction. So to beat a red light ticket in Washington, contest the ticket, subpoena the issuing officer, call him to the stand at the court date, and ask him if he personally witnessed you commit the infraction. When he says no, recite the above-referenced law to the judge.
2) Yes, your honor, that was my car. However, cars cannot violate statute and I was not driving. Since the obligation is on the prosecution to prove their case, it is not your obligation to tell them it was your wife, girlfriend, any other friend, kid or whatever driving, just that is was not you.
Parking and non-moving violations are the responsibility of the registered owner, moving violations are the responsibility of the individual driving and the registered owner cannot be found guilty by ownership of such offences.
Red-light cameras and speed cameras should be banned and found to be illegal since civilian operators have no powers of arrest or ability to enforce the V.C. beyond that of any other civilian.
So what is you advice.
Thanks for your time,