Overview of a Red Light Ticket
Let's start with the basics
If you are looking at this page, you likely received a violation for not stopping at a red light in California.
There are a couple of different violation codes for breaking a red light in the California Vehicle Code, but both follow the same pattern.
How much is the fine?
The fine for breaking the red light is $490.
Ouch... right? But unfortunately, it doesn't stop there.
Does the violation carry a penalty point?
Yes, all red light violations in California carry 1 penalty point.
What is the impact of a penalty point on your insurance?
In San Francisco, one penalty point on your license will increase the cost of your vehicle insurance by $580 over 3 years.
What can you do about penalty points?
Traffic school can remove the point from your license, but you can only take traffic school once every 18 months. Additionally, there is list of other conditions that may prevent you from being eligible for traffic school here.
Is there a better option than traffic school?
Yes. Most of the time, it is more cost effective and advantageous to hire an attorney to handle your traffic ticket. Fixed can source you an attorney that will charge as little as $150 to contest your ticket.
Th attorneys vetted by Fixed have had 10,000s of Traffic Tickets dismissed and have a success rate greater than 90%. Fixed's volume allows us to negotiate the best rates.
Strategies attorneys use to beat a Red Light ticket
A good attorney has lots of different strategies and tactics to get a red light ticket dismissed. Below is a selection of some they might employ:
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