FW May Consider Jury Trials For Red-Light Camera Tickets

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    Drivers who receive a red light camera ticket in Fort Worth may soon be able fight the citation in a jury trial.

    Drivers who receive a red light camera ticket in Fort Worth may soon be able to fight the citation in a jury trial. 

    Currently people who are cited have to either pay the fine or request an administrative hearing.

    FW May Consider Jury Trials For Red-Light Camera Tickets

    [DFW] FW May Consider Jury Trials For Red-Light Camera Tickets
    Drivers who receive a red light camera ticket in Fort Worth may soon be able to fight the citation in a jury trial. (Published Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009)

    Deputy City Attorney Gerald Pruitt recommended Monday that the Fort Worth City Council change its ordinance to allow jury trials for red-light cameras.

    "In our view, it’s a constitutional right," Pruitt told the Star Telegram.

    Driver who received the violations, which are considered a civil penalty like a parking ticket, face a $75 fine.

    Some people expressed concern about placing any more of a load on Fort Worth's already maxed out municipal court system.

    The city council may soon vote on the measure.

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