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David A. Lipton
Attorney at Law
8237 Dunwoody Place
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone (770) 797-9968
Fax (770) 797-9967
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Most people are concerned that paying the fine the Notice of Violation will put points on the their driving record and raise insurance rates.
Because this is a civil penalty, this means that there are no criminal ramifications of paying the fine. The fine is enforced with civil enforcement methods - i.e. they will not renew your cars registration until you pay the fine and can suspend your registration early for non payment. Paying the fine will not result in points on your license or any other effect on your driving privileges.
Red Light Cameras
You may have received a "Notice of Violation - "Automated Red Light Enforcement Program" or "Intersection Safety Program"for running a red light in certain areas of Georgia.
The Notice will likely list a local ordinance and OCGA §40-6-20 as the statutes which make the "owner of the vehicle liable for payment of a civil penalty of $70.00, if the owner's vehicle proceeds into an intersection equipped with an automated red light enforcement system when the traffic control signal for that vehicle's direction of travel is emitting a steady red signal."
The Notice will have two or three pictures of your vehicle that evidence the light was red for a brief period of time (usually about a second) prior to the vehicle passing the white line and entering the intersection. The pictures will be from the back of the vehicle and will show a close up of your tag. Usually the driver cannot be identified.
Further, the Notice usually states, "THE IMPOSITION OF A CIVIL PENALTY IS NOT A CONVICTION FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING INSURANCE RATES. PAYMENT OF A CIVIL PENALTY IS NOT REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY."