MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new ruling by a judge in Miami-Dade County could mean drivers ticketed after caught on camera for driving through a red light will get the ticket dismissed.READ MORE: Tiger Woods, Son Charlie To Play In PNC Championship In Orlando
South Florida attorney Ted Hollander has led the fight against red light camera tickets since the cameras, and tickets, started spreading.
On Friday yet another judge agreed with Hollander’s argument that police departments using the red light cameras at intersections contract independent companies to do the work for them, resulting in your ticket.
“Once a camera takes a photograph, that review process should be done by the police department,” Hollander said. “Not by a civilian employee in Arizona making decisions which cases are gonna be forwarded for review and which ones are gonna be thrown out. That’s a decision only police can make.”READ MORE: Florida Backs Effort To Draw FIFA To Miami, Orlando
Broward and Palm Beach County were the first to win that battle last year.
And now, Miami-Dade County drivers may benefit from the many rulings, too.
But Hollander points out, that doesn’t mean now you can just ignore your ticket. You must go to court.MORE NEWS: Prices At The Pump Creep Lower, Forecast To Tumble Below $3 A Gallon Soon, Government Forecasts
“If you have a ticket and you disregard it and forget about it, you’re probably gonna get your license suspended for not taking care of it,” he said. “So, you have to get to court and in front of the judge so the judge can say this case applies to this particular court order and it’s dismissed.”