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Suffolk County Red Light Camera Tickets

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.

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Brett - April 4, 2017 2:44 pm

I received a citation for making a right on red where there was a sign for no right on red. I live 10.5 hours away in Dayton, OH and was in town for my grandmothers funeral so I am unfamiliar with the roads and traffic lights in the area. Additionally, it is very apparent from the pictures that there was an extremely bad glare from the sun which made it difficult to read the signs at the time. I tried to call the red light camera program office to explain this to them and they were not receptive. They said my only option for defending myself is to appear in court, in person. They said that I was not able to call in or defend myself in any other way. Obviously, this is not a feasible option for me as it would cost much more than $80 for me to get to Suffolk County to defend myself. It seems strange to me that I do not have any other more realistic options for pleading my case to a judge. Is this claim that I must appear in person legitimate? Thanks so much in advance for any advice you can provide.

Brett

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    Matthew Weiss - April 4, 2017 3:49 pm

    Brett,

    Yes, if you plead not guilty, then you (or your attorney) must appear to contest it. Because this a 0-point ticket, we recommend that you just pay it.

    Matthew Weiss

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