Red light cameras are located on traffic signals at intersections throughout Beverly Hills. The devices consist of a camera which is triggered by vehicles passing over a sensor in the intersection when the traffic signal is red. These photographic devices are also known as "automated enforcement systems" and are allowed under California law. The camera takes pictures of the driver and the vehicle's front license plate. A Notice to Appear is then mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Beverly Hills has over 10 locations with red light cameras installed, including at the intersections of Sunset Blvd. and Benedict Canyon; Wilshire Blvd. and Beverly Drive; and Olympic Blvd. and Doheny Drive, to name a few. Most of the cameras are in proper working order and, therefore, if you respond to the ticket, it can be difficult to beat in traffic court. One important thing to understand about red light camera tickets is that only the driver of the vehicle can be found guilty of the offense. The ticket is mailed to the registered owner. If a person other than the registered owner was actually driving the vehicle, the registered owner is not responsible. A good traffic ticket lawyer will get the ticket against the vehicle owner dismissed.
There are several other defenses that can be raised in response to a red light camera ticket. If you have received a Notice to Appear for a Beverly Hills automated enforcement system violation, it is best to speak with a Beverly Hills traffic ticket attorney. Submit our CONTACT form or give us a call at (877) 667-1205.