Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Is A 2-Point Moving ViolationPosted on
A Hannibal red light camera ticket is a 2-point moving violation, but an attorney can get it reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction.
Where Are The Red Light Cameras In Hannibal, Missouri?
Here are the locations of the 4 intersections where red light cameras are used in Hannibal:
- U.S. 61/Hwy. 168 & Diamond Blvd.
- U.S. 61/West Ely Road & Pleasant Street
- U.S. 61/Market Street & Paris Gravel Road
- U.S. 61/Route MM & James Road
Which Missouri Cities Still Use Red Light Cameras?
Hannibal is the last remaining city in Missouri using red light cameras to issue tickets for running a red light.
At one point, approximately 30 cities in Missouri were using red light cameras for traffic enforcement.
The city of St. Louis shut down its red light cameras years ago, after a long court battle over the constitutionality of its red light camera ordinance. The St. Louis red light camera tickets were no-point violations that did not cause points to be added to your driving record, but the Hannibal red light camera tickets are 2-point violations.
What Happens If You Plead Guilty To A Red Light Camera Ticket In Hannibal, Missouri
When a vehicle is caught running a red light at an intersection in Hannibal, Missouri where red light cameras are used, a red light camera ticket is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Your options are:
- Plead guilty and pay the fine
- Plead not guilty and request a trial
- Hire an attorney to fight your ticket
If you plead guilty to a Hannibal red light camera ticket, 2 points will be added to your driving record, and your insurance company may increase your car insurance rates.
If you plead not guilty and request a trial, the judge will view the video from the red light camera and decide whether you are guilty or not guilty.
Hiring an attorney to fight your red light camera ticket is more expensive than pleading guilty, but it may save you money in the long run by avoiding an increase in your car insurance rates.
How To Fight Your Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket
A traffic law attorney can get your Hannibal red light camera ticket reduced from a 2-point ticket to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won’t affect your driving record or car insurance rates.
If you decide to hire an attorney to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a no-point infraction, you will still have to pay a fine plus court costs, and the fine will be higher than the original fine you would have paid if you had chosen to plead guilty.
You won’t have to appear in court if you hire an attorney to represent you, and the court usually gives defendants at least 30 days to pay the fine and court costs.
What To Do If You Get A Red Light Camera Ticket But You Were Not The Driver?
If you loan your car to a friend and they get a red light camera ticket, the ticket will be mailed to you (the registered owner of the vehicle), not the driver.
You shouldn’t have to pay the fine if you weren’t the driver, so how do you get the driver to take responsibility for the ticket?
On the back of your red light camera ticket, there is a “Nomination Affidavit,” which you can fill out and send to the Hannibal Police Department. The Nomination Affidavit lets you tell the police who was driving your car when the red light camera ticket was issued. The police will void your ticket and send a new ticket to the driver, issued in the driver’s name.
What To Do If The Red Light Camera Ticket Was Issued In The Name Of Your Employer Or Your Company?
When a commercial truck driver receives a red light camera ticket, it is issued in the name of the company that owns the truck because red light cameras are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, not the driver.
If the ticket is issued in the name of your company or your employer but you want to fight the ticket to avoid points, contact the Hannibal Police Department to request that they re-issue the ticket in your name. You can do that by filling out the Nomination Affidavit on the back of the red light camera ticket and sending it to the Hannibal Police Department at the address listed on the ticket.
Once the ticket is re-issued in your name, you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your red light camera ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction.
How Much Does It Cost To Get A Hannibal Red Light Camera Ticket Reduced To A No-Point Infraction?
Most traffic law attorneys offer a free consultation about your red light camera ticket. They can give you a flat-fee price quote for how much they will charge to represent you, and an estimate of the fine and court costs you will have to pay.
If you need help with your Hannibal red light camera ticket or any other Missouri traffic violation, contact St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or [email protected] to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs.
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