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Tampa Red Light Camera Lawyer Answers 

A common question I am asked almost daily is should I fight a red light camera ticket and what happens if I do? Remember, if you pay a red light camera ticket within the prescribed time, which is usually thirty days, there will be no points assessed against your driver’s license and your insurance company is not notified. 

If you choose to fight the red light camera ticket, the ticket information gets transmitted to the clerk’s office and a court date will be set. It then moves from more like a parking ticket with no points and no insurance company notification, to a civil infraction like a speeding ticket. If you lose your red light camera hearing, then points now can be assessed and your insurance company can be notified. If you’re successful, the case is dismissed and no points and no notification is sent to your insurance company. 

Remember, if you choose to fight it, it moves from more of a parking ticket to more of a speeding ticket and what’s at risk is points on your drivers license and insurance company notification. So, before you make the decision to fight the camera ticket, remember it could result in points and higher insurance rates as opposed to paying it earlier with no points, no insurance notifications and nothing on your driving record. 

Contact skilled a skilled red light camera lawyer today at 877-728-9653

If you received a ref light camera ticket in the Tampa Bay area, and don't know if you should fight it or not, contact our red light camera attorneys for a free initial consultation. Since 1971, the Clearwater criminal defense lawyers at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. have been defending the accused. We have a long history of success and more than 150 years of combined experience on your side. 

Contact us for a free consultation at 877-728-9653 or contact us online. We have 5 Tampa Bay area offices, including ClearwaterTampa, BradentonSpring Hill and New Port Richey. Se Habla Espanol. 


J. Kevin Hayslett

Kevin Hayslett - Tampa Bay criminal defense attorney 

J. Kevin Hayslett, The Attorney to the Stars, is a highly-recognized attorney practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and DUI Defense throughout Tampa Bay. Follow Kevin on Twitter,  Google+, or on Radio IO on his show, "Kevin's Law". Kevin can also be heard on the Sirius Satellite Radio show during the "Ask the Lawyer" segment, which can be heard the first Thursday of every month.