According to recent reports in the Palm Beach Post found HERE, a West Palm Beach traffic court has given the city of West Palm Beach until January 7, 2015 to resolve disputes over Red Light Traffic Camera Tickets, or else 85 tickets will be dismissed.
This comes on the heels of an October 16, 2014 ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, where the court threw out a Hollywood, Florida traffic ticket. The court held that the city of Hollywood cannot delegate its legal authority to issue traffic tickets to a private, for-profit third party – in this case, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), who provides the red light cameras to the city. Apparently, West Palm Beach has a similar red light camera ticket operation, and the city is trying to figure out how to handle its own tickets pending appeal.
My prior article on the red light decision can be found HERE.
Casey Reiter is an associate attorney at Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Marital Law.