I'll tell you guys how I won a red light case in
I got a ticket for allegedly running a red
light. The only evidence was two pictures taken of a vehicle registered in
my name. The first picture showed the vehicle in the intersection 0.3
seconds after the light turned red. The second picture showed the
vehicle leaving the intersection allegedly at 35mph.
I followed the instructions on the ticket and
went to a "hearing". The "hearing officer" rubber stamped me guilty and
fined me $75.00. I followed the instructions on the paper the hearing
officer gave me and filed an appeal to the Garland Municipal Court of Record
after posting a $150.00 cash bond.
I had a trial before the judge (no right to a
jury). The only evidence the prosecutor had was the two photos. I
argued that there was no way to tell from the photos where the vehicle was WHEN
THE LIGHT TURNED RED. The judge agreed, found me not guilty, and the clerk
returned my bond about 6 weeks later.