I was 'caught' on camera. I am wondering what the repercussions are if I choose to ignore this for the time being. I do not and will not have the funds to pay it by the deadline indicated. Is it possible that a warrant will be issued for my arrest?
I would not ignore it. You will get a piece of mail and then they will try to serve you with a summons to come to court. I would consult with an attorney on your best course of action.
Your best course of action contact a local attorney, either by email or phone, who will protect you and your rights.
The best way to do this is by clicking on the find a lawyer tab on AVVO. Then find one that will offer a free consultation. This benefits you in two way, first and foremost you need to find an attorney who fits well with you and secondly to make sure that they are skilled enough to take on your case. The best case scenario is that you get your questions answered and you get a powerful attorney to help you if you need one.
The camera tickets are civil, so there won't be a warrant. However, if you do not pay, they will summon you into court and they could obtain a civil judgment against you, which will damage your credit and potentially lead to a garnishment. Linndale makes a living on it ticket writing. That's practically all the local government over there does.
Answers provided by attorney Matt Williams to questions on Avvo DO NOT form an attorney client relationship. Mr. Williams is available to represent persons charged with crimes in Ohio for a fee. Only after Mr. Williams is retained, or agrees to discuss a matter privately, shall Mr. Williams be deemed your attorney. Mr. Williams answers questions on Avvo only to provide general advice based upon the limited information in the question.
The status of traffic camera tickets is kind of in limbo right now based on the local and state government fighting with each other over the issue. Currently they are legal in most jurisdictions because of injunctions that have been granted on the state law banning these cameras. A warrant can not be issued however a civil judgment can be obtained and the cost can continue to rise.
The responses of Attorney Chris Beck to any questions posed on Avvo do NOT establish an Attorney-client relationship. Attorney Bect is available for private hire and consultation for a fee. Only after Attorney Bect is retained as counsel, or agrees to discuss this matter with you privately, shall he be legally deemed to be your Attorney. His responses herein are an attempt to assist persons temporarily based upon the very extremely amited amount of information provided by the questioner
The camera tickets are all civil matters and there will be no warrant for you, although I would not ignore the ticket. You will not only have a ticket problem but it could lead to a civil judgment against you and that could do harm to your credit and possibly a wage garnishment.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline