I got served for a photo radar ticket, what can I do?
Avvo Question: I just got served today for a traffic speeding ticket 11mph over. There seems to be a lot of confusion within the state of Arizona on whether or not photo radar tickets are enforceable. In the past 5 years I have ignored 3 photo tickets and never been served. I recently have been pulled over for expired plates and the officer said nothing to me about any previous unpaid tickets. My Question is: Now that I have been served by a random woman at my house, can I still ignore this? The woman did not ask my name but simply said I am obligated to serve this to you. I took the paper without looking and closed the door. She did not have me sign anything.
Avvo Answer: Based on what you have told me, I feel that you have been served and the woman who served you will report that you were sufficiently served. Going forward, you are going to have to deal with these past tickets. Not dealing with them will probably end with a warrant being issued. There are a few ways that you can handle these tickets. You can simply pay the fine, you can go through traffic school, or you can go to the hearing for the tickets.
If you retain a Tucson defense attorney, the attorney can fight your tickets in court and challenge the photo radar tickets. Your fines for the infractions aren’t going to increase, thus challenging the tickets at a hearing isn’t going to add to your punishment. Chances are an experienced defense attorney in Tucson has had some luck fighting these and would be your best bet if you want to try to get around paying the tickets.
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