I got a camera ticket in the mail for turning right without a complete stop on red light from city of Lynnwood, WA. The infraction took place on 05.05.2010 and ticket was issued on 07.26.2010 for $124. I know that (1)(e) from RCW 46.63.170 states that a notice of infraction must be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle within fourteen days of the violation. Is this enough for a ticket to get dismissed if I decide to contest it?
Also RCW 46.63.170 (2) states "infractions detected through the use of automated traffic safety cameras are not part of the registered owner's driving record under RCW 46.52.101 and 46.52.120. Additionally, infractions generated by the use of automated traffic safety cameras under this section shall be processed in the same manner as parking infractions, including for the purposes of RCW 3.50.100, 35.20.220, 46.16.216, and 46.20.270(3). However, the amount of the fine issued for an infraction generated through the use of an automated traffic safety camera shall not exceed the amount of a fine issued for other parking infractions within the jurisdiction."
So in event of contested hearing the judge doesn't not dismiss the ticket based on (1)(e), will he lower the fine based on (2)? I'm not sure if I am better of contesting the ticket or I should mitigate it and ask for a fine to get lowered.
Thank you, Michael