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DC Confirms Photo Ticket Payment Optional For Non-Residents

Report from mayor confirms no penalty for nonpayment of Washington, DC red light camera and speed camera tickets for non-residents. Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com

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Fines Are Not Taxes

Issuing enough citations to generate revenue overwhelms our court resources, which also happens in criminal cases. Authorities must induce most criminal defendants to plead guilty and motorists to not challenge questionable tickets. This is accomplished by increasing the cost of defending oneself. In criminal cases, prosecutors engage in charge “stacking,” adding charges simply to induce a guilty plea, as illustrated by Actress Lori Loughlin’s college admissions bribery case.

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