Today the Florida Supreme Court rejected the City of Hollywood’s appeal to reconsider a red light camera ticket ruling.
A court in West Palm Beach had previously ruled that the city of Hollywood relied too much on private companies in the ticketing process and therefore the tickets were invalid.
Because no other appellate courts have yet ruled on this issue, the West Palm Beach decision holds considerable weight.
Now, each city that uses the camera statewide will be forced to evaluate whether or not their system has a chance of holding up under the criteria and analysis used in the West Palm Beach decision.
Additionally, there is pending litigation in both state and federal courts throughout Florida where people are seeking a refund for fines paid as a result of red light camera tickets.