Big News for Traffic Camera Tickets in New Orleans
Posted on May 19, 2011 in Courts, Local Issues
NOLA.com reported today that Mayor Landrieu’s administration has issued a request that the New Orleans City Council introduce an ordinance to move traffic camera ticket violations to the city’s Traffic Court.
The ordinance, which will be considered at today’s City Council meeting, would be a huge step forward for the city’s contentious traffic camera program because for the first time it would allow for actual legal appeals by individuals against the tickets. Many people have complained about the inaccuracy of the tickets issued but were frustrated by the poorly designed system for contesting violations.
If the ordinance passes, residents will be able to contest the tickets at no cost in Traffic Court (although if they lose their appeal, they will be responsible for a $10 fee). This is also big news because now, for the first time, individuals who receive violations will be able to hire attorneys to fight the tickets for them in court: potentially saving them the hassle of a court visit.
Bloom Legal has been following this issue for the better part of a year and we are pleased to announce the possibly of finally representing clients in these issues.
If you or someone you know have been issued a traffic camera ticket and are interested in fighting it, the time may come very soon when this will be possible. Contact us at 504-599-9997 for a case evaluation.