What is the REAL SCOOP on Arizona Photo Radar Tickets???

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by akapennypincher, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

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    Person I know was not paying attention in Tempe, AZ NOT ME, and got a Photo Radar Tickee for $170.00. Think he was going 49 in a 35.

    So now some Jail House Lawyer is tell the guy to ignore the ticket unless served in person with in 90 days, and if not served the ticket goes away?

    Question is if unpaid will the Photo Radar Ticket go to Warrants? Yes the photo of him is a good one.

    I told him to pay, as how many time did he speed, and not get caught, and the fine would be a reminder to drive the limit.

    Az LEO's please reply...
     
  2. blueiron

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    If he can avoid the process server for the appropriate length of time, he wins by default.

    14 MPH is a civil violation under A.R.S. 28-701.A. [this may NOT apply to city/municipal code violations], so no warrant could be issued for that violation alone.

    If I can recall, Tempe is serviced by Redflex Incorporated. These are the people that used foreign market unapproved FCC type radars for years in Scottsdale.
     

  3. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

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    Thank you for your reply, I will pass the information along.
     
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    You are welcome.

    Make certain that he was cited under A.R.S. 28-701.A. and not anything else, because it makes a huge difference.

    If you have more questions, let us know.
     
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  6. RickD

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    Rent your car from Hertz, not Enterprise.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2007-02-08/news/gotcha/3

     
  7. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Blueiron gave you the relevant black/white of it.

    To that, I'll add----after your friend has dodged the service (if one is even attempted), see about checking your driver's license status. Seems that Pima County/Tucson had some process servers falsifying records and people were finding that their licenses had been suspended.
     
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    All I know is that RedFlex systems take great pictures. I look all sorts of tacticool.


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    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Ever thought about using that as your MVD photo? It'd be a great time-saver. :whistling:
     
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    RickD Pro-Open Curry Millennium Member

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    From the same link...

     
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    I'm...too sexy for this ticket. Too sexy for this ticket.....
     
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    When all this photo radar thing hit I had heard of a Judge (I think in Suprise) who dismissed the ticket if you showed up to court.

    For me, I drive by 4 mounted photo radar sites each day going to work. I set my cruise to 74 and fly on by. If by some chance I do get a ticket, I will go to court, request a trial and see what happens (although I also heard of a Judge-maybe East Valley- that was refusing to set any trials for photo radar tickets).
     
  13. Straight Pipe

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    So, what if you're on a motorcycle and you're whereing a helmit with a dark sield. Do they then cite the bike? Somewhere in life I was taught that the ony two elements in all (criminal) cases that are consistant are, 1. there must be a law requiring or prohibiting a certain act 2. the act must be comitted by a person. Here in Texas red light cameras are being fased out because of the inherant corruption associated with them. Plus, there're costing the municipalities that use htem more then they're taking in.
     
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    The way it works here is they send the ticket to the registered owner of the vehicle. That person has the option to 1. pay the ticket, 2. say they weren't driving and give the info on the driver, who will be mailed the ticket, or 3. request a court hearing.
     
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    In Arizona they are under no obligation to "nominate" the other person.

    Face shield = no positive ID. In other states the vehicle is cited. Not in Arizona.