Red Light Tickets in Los Angeles County, California

Orange County & Los Angeles County Red Light Ticket Attorney

Drivers that run red lights are at a very high risk of causing themselves or others serious injuries or even being involved in fatal accidents. This is just one of the many reasons that California has attempted to crack down on these drivers with expensive red light tickets. While many individuals may simply pay the fines and attempt to move on from these overwhelming scenarios as quickly as possible, a red light ticket could haunt a driver for three years or longer, affecting everything from their career to their bank account.

At we have the skills and knowledge to help get your ticket dismissed so it won’t appear on your driver’s license. With our help you may save on fines, prevent insurance rate increases, avoid points on your license, and keep from losing work time due to making court appearances.

Our track record is strong with traffic violations. We have saved our clients many millions in fines and increased insurance costs. If you are located anywhere in Southern California, we know you will be happy with the efficient service we provide.

Red Light Tickets under the California Vehicle Code section 21453

(a) A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision

(b) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street. A driver making that turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver can proceed with reasonable safety.

(c) A driver facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at a clearly marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication permitting movement is shown.

Continue Reading

Did you have a Circular Red Signal 21453(a) CVC or a Red Arrow 21453(c) CVC?

The Red Signal 21453(a) CVC allows the Driver to make a complete stop before the limit line, then proceed with a safe right turn.

However, the Red Arrow 21453(c) CVC does not allow a right turn against the Red Arrow until the Red Arrow disappears (or changes to a Green Arrow or Flashing Yellow Arrow). Many of the Red Light Camera tickets (see below) are generated as 21453(c) Red Arrow violations, especially from the Metropolitan Transit Authority red light cameras throughout Los Angeles County.

Consequences of Red Light Tickets in California

Red Light Tickets, whether officer written or camera generated, are 1 point on your license violation in California, unless you are a Commercial Driver’s License driving a commercial vehicle, then it is 1.5 points on your driver’s license. Red light tickets in California are very expensive, in 2018 the penalty is $490, plus a $30 Court fee and may increase if you have prior convictions.

The Importance of Taking Action Quickly

Wherever you received your red light ticket, if you don’t respond quickly you may face increased penalties and your driver’s license may be impacted. For this reason, it’s important to contact our law office as quickly as possible. By calling us, you will have the best chance to circumvent the inconvenience and possible negative impact of having received a red light conviction on your license.

How We Will Defend You from Red Light Tickets in California

Though you might think that your red light ticket can’t be questioned when the prosecution has a picture of your car caught at the moment of the violation, in actual fact there are a number of possible defenses we can use on your behalf. These include questioning:

  • Whether you were the driver of the vehicle when the offense was committed
  • Whether the red light camera was functioning properly
  • Whether the image of the incident is clear enough for proof
  • Whether you ran the red light to avoid a serious accident
  • Whether there was a visible sign warning of the upcoming red light camera within 200 feet of the intersection as required by The California Vehicle Code
  • Whether the automatic enforcement camera system was inspected and calibrated as required by state law

When you are dealing with a red light ticket or any other type of traffic violation, is the place to come. To save money and reduce the stress of the experience, contact us by phone of by filling out a form on our website. You’ll be glad you did.