Photosafe red light tickets am i guilty if they cannot prove it was me driving?

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Photosafe red light tickets am i guilty if they cannot prove it was me driving?

I just recived a photosafe virginia beach notice of violation for running a red light and in the video or the pictures they do not show the face of the driver. do you see any way of me getting out of this ticket if i right a letter to the court and what points should i bring up if i do go about refuting the ticket this way?

Asked on June 20, 2016 under General Practice, Virginia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If it is your car, you will be held liable for the ticket unless you can prove that it was not you: the strong presumption is that the owner was the driver unless proven otherwise. Showing it was not you will mean identifying who was driving, and so exposing that person to liability (to getting the ticket)--and exposing yourself to criminal charges for lying in court if do lie to save yourself and that fact is discovered.

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