Had you pleaded not guilty, you may have prevailed. Early this year, LAPD took the position that it will not play a part in prosecuting these tickets. In effect, the defendants would be arguing a one-sided case, with no police officer present to enter evidence of a violation. However, you pleaded guilty, so you're up the creek looks like.
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Since you pled guilty, paying the fine appears to be your only option.
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Where did you get your ticket? Some cities in LA are still enforcing red light photo tickets. Since you already pled guilty you must pay.
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