Monthly Archives: August 2014


California top court says red light camera photos are evidence

Red light machines are not human, and therefore their images can’t be hearsay. The California Supreme Court upheld the admissibility of images taken from red light cameras as evidence of traffic violations in the Golden State. The unanimous decision in the case, known as The People of California v. Goldsmith, marks the end of a five-year-old legal odyssey. Fines issued as the result of a red light camera in California are by far the highest nationwide ($436 in this case)—typically

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