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Camera Radar/Red Light tickets are issued by Fort Collins Police Services. The Municipal Court processes any cases filed by local enforcement agencies which include Camera Radar/Red Light violations.
Based on the current state law, there are no points assessed on your drivers license for Camera Radar/Red Light tickets unless your alleged speed is 25 miles or more over the speed limit. If your speed was in excess of 25 miles over the speed limit, you will be cited with a 6 point speeding ticket and given an arraignment date to appear in court. A court appearance is mandatory for six-point speeding tickets.
The current process is as follows:
If you wish to plead guilty and pay your ticket, you may bring payment in person to the Fort Collins Municipal Court Clerks' Office. You may also pay by phone with MasterCard or Visa by calling (970) 221-6867. You may also pay online at http://www.fcgov.com/tickets-fines
If you are the registered owner of the vehicle but were not driving the vehicle when the photo was taken, you have three options to address this citation:
If you wish to contest your ticket, you may request that it be set for trial at the Clerk's Office. The trial date will be scheduled within 90 days of the date you plead "not guilty." The officer whose name appears on your summons is usually the Prosecution's witness at the trial.
With the exception of 25+ MPH over the speed limit violations, if you do not appear for arraignment or trial, you will be found guilty by default. A default judgment will be entered against you and a letter will then be mailed to you explaining the amount due and your options. If you still do not address the summons, your case will be turned over for collection and may appear on your credit report.
25+ MPH over the speed limit violations are misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are criminal in nature, not civil as are traffic infractions. Therefore, the end result for non-appearance for arraignments or trials is a bench warrant is issued for your arrest.
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