How to fight 21453 a red light tickets

Ticket Ninja has successfully assisted in dismissing thousands of red light camera tickets in California!

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How to tell whether you have received a real ticket or not

Above is a “snitch” ticket with the 4 photos arranged on the bottom of the page. You can safely ignore this notice. In the worst case scenario, you will just receive a real ticket, and you can take care of it at that time.

Above is a real ticket with the 4 photos arranged on the right side of the page in a column. This ticket cannot be ignored. The login information is usually found on the back page, first paragraph.  Sometimes it is found on the front page, upper-right corner area within a red rectangle.  The citation number always appears on the first row near the top, in bold print.

Covid-19 Special Announcement

Due to Covid-19, Los Angeles County Superior Courts are temporarily allowing the submission of Trial by Declarations without requiring the payment of the bail amount.  Here is a list of courts within the Los Angeles County Superior Court system.  Please note that if you end up losing the case, you still have to pay the fine amount to the court.

Alameda County Superior Court(Fremont, Oakland, Dublin) has also temporarily waived the bail requirement.

San Franciso County Superior Court has also temporarily waived the bail requirement.

San Mateo County Superior Court has also temporarily waived the bail requirement.

Free Red Light Camera Ticket Review

Don’t just pay the $490+ fine and plead guilty!  

Did you know that many camera tickets can be successfully dismissed just based on the quality of the driver photo alone?  That is just one of the many types of defenses that are available for camera ticket violations.  With our assistance, thousands of our customers got their red light camera ticket dismissed!

Will this ticket affect my insurance? 

It is always best to fight every traffic ticket since your insurance premium may be increased by up to 5 times the amount of the ticket, even if you take traffic school and pay off the ticket.  If you fight and win, the ticket will completely disappear from all records and it will not cause any increase in your insurance premium.

No obligation and no charge!  Your information will be kept completely confidential.

Proven Success Rate

We have helped thousands of clients to beat these tickets with a very good rate of success.  No charge for the review and no obligation to use our paid services!  Please see our Yelp Testimonials here.

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  • Diana M.
  • Daly City, CA
Five stars7/15/2016

Thank you so much Ticket Ninja team for defending me.  I had been photographed making  a left turn through an (almost still yellow) red light.  I thought I had no defense but I found Ticket Ninja through the internet and contacted them anyway.  My defense packet was wonderfully written.  Within 30 days my case was dismissed and two months later – yesterday – I received a check for $500 from San Mateo Superior Court – Traffic division – the entire amount of bail I had paid.  Not only did I get my bail back, I will not have a point on my DMV record.  You guys are geniuses.  Thanks again.

  • Kenny N.
  • Fountain Valley, CA
Five stars5/24/2016

Thank you John for helping my wife to fight for her ticket. It’s a big win for us. I would never thought the red light photo ticket would be dismissed but you did it. You were patient with us in the beginning of the process, and spending the time to return our phone calls promptly. We definitely got our money’s worth going to Ninja Ticket. Thanks again for all your help!

  • SB R.
  • Union City, CA
Five stars7/4/2016

Got a Red Light camera ticket (Automall and Fremont Blvd.) for turning right on red back in Feb.:-(  Didnt think I had too much of a chance but decided I wanted to give it a shot anyways. I postponed the deadline to pay/ appear by 30 days to June 1st.  I wanted to research and see if I could fight it myself or find somebody who could.  The legal jargon was a little too much to process for me so decided to find somebody who could fight for me.  Spent hours on end on yelp and other sites, reading reviews….etc.  My deadline of June 1st was fast approaching and had no success in finding somebody reliable…( On Yelp, I read the published reviews as well as the reviews that are not published).  Just with 5 days left to the June 1st deadline,  I happened upon Ticket Ninja’s review on Yelp (he had 5 stars in both places) and looked up their website which looked promising. Decided to take a chance and called.  John answered right away and was extremely courteous.  He explained the entire process of Trial By Declaration (TBD).  Signed up right away through their website and as promised I got the TBD all written up and ready to be signed within 3 days.  John even called me to update that he had sent the paper work via email. He had step by step instructions as to what needed to be done. Followed it to the T and dropped it off at the court (I lived within driving distance to the assigned court) with the bail amount.

Got a letter back from the court on July 2nd…….Case DISMISSED!!!   Bail amount of $490.00 to be refunded…Yayyyy!!!
Thank You John and team for your help!!
I would highly recommend John and Ticket Ninja to anyone wanting to fight a traffic ticket.

  • Neal P.
  • El Toro, CA
Five stars12/21/2016
I received a red light camera ticket and thanks to ticket ninja I won my case. The ticket price was ridiculous $490 plus traffic school. The small refundable fee they charge was well worth it. Don’t automatically think you are guilty and pay the fines. Call them first and I think they will even tell you if it is worth it before you pay them anything. Hopefully I won’t need ticket ninja in the future lol, but if I do get another ticket I will be calling them first. Thanks Ticket Ninja!

Frequently Asked Questions

First thing you should do is to find out whether your particular camera ticket has a good chance of being dismissed, if you decide to contest it. Knowing whether you have a good chance of winning will help you to make the right decision on whether to just pay the ticket or fight it.
Even if you recognize that it is you who were driving, the quality of the photo may still be bad enough that we can still get the ticket dismissed.
Automatic enforcement systems(red light camera tickets) are REQUIRED BY LAW to be able to produce a “clear” picture of the driver. If the driver photo is not “clear”, there is a solid legal basis to get the whole ticket dismissed just on the grounds that the driver photo is not clear enough.
One of the defenses that we have used successfully is the yellow light interval defense, where we will claim that the yellow light interval seemed to be unusually short. We will ask the red light camera operators to prove that the yellow light interval was set properly and that it was in proper working condition at the date and time of the citation.
If you think there was no “Photo Enforcement” warning sign that was posted near the intersection, you should go back to the intersection and check. Please keep in mind that sometimes the sign is posted way before the intersection, and sometimes right at the intersection. If there are any kind of obstruction of the sign(for example, tree branches), you should take some photos and forward it to us.
The best way is to have us review your ticket photos and video. We do not charge any fees for this service and there is no obligation to use our service. Once you submit the login information to us(use the convenient form above), we will get back to you within 24 hrs or sooner by email with a full assessment of the best way to fight your ticket. If we do not see a good defense that you could use, we will also let you know.
Just sign up under “Get Started” and within 4 business days, we will get your defense paperwork ready and send it to you by email. Once you receive the custom prepared paperwork form us, you just need to print it out, sign it, and mail out to the court. You do have to include the payment for the bail amount(equal to the fine amount) directly payable to the court at that time.
On the average, it can take about 2 to 3 months for the court to send you a letter of decision. If your ticket was dismissed, you will receive a full refund of the bail amount within 45 days from the date of the decision letter.
If you do not win on the trial by declaration step, you have two options:

Option 1: Just ask for traffic school and stop fighting the ticket.

Option 2: Send in the New trial request and go to step two. Step two is the New trial phase, and Ticket Ninja will support you throughout this process by getting you ready for trial by phone consultations and also by sending you material that will educate you on the key points of your defense. However, it is not part of Ticket Ninja’s service to represent you in court or go to court for you.

Our full refund policy:

Ticket Ninja CA will refund 100% of the $99 document preparation fee if your citation is not dismissed or reduced after using the defense we have provided for you in the trial by declaration defense package, in the (1)Trial by declaration and in the (2)New trial. If your citation is not dismissed or reduced after using the defense we have prepared for you at the New trial, just submit written proof(Minute Order from the court) that you have contested your citation at the New Trial(Trial De Novo) and your citation was not dismissed or reduced, within 30 calendar days from the date of the New trial and we will refund the $99 document preparation fee within 5 business days. If your fine was reduced, but by less than $99, Ticket Ninja will refund the difference to you. If your fine was reduced by $99 or more, there is no refund.

Rush fees are not refundable and considered fully earned regardless of whether your citation is dismissed or not.

If you do not use the Trial by Declaration paperwork that we have prepared for you, for whatever reason, you cannot ask for a refund of the $99 document preparation fee that you have paid to us. Our document preparation fee is fully earned when we take the time and effort to review your ticket information and prepare your Trial by Declaration defense package.

A “Snitch” ticket is what the police department sends out to the registered owner to find out the identity of the driver, and can be easily recognized by the placement of the 4 photos on the bottom of the page. You can completely ignore this notice and not respond in any way. The worst that can happen is that you may get a real ticket which you can then respond to at that time.

A real ticket always has the 4 photos on the right side of the page in a column. This ticket should not be ignored as the fine amount will double and go into collections if not dealt with in the correct way.


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Ticket Ninja will beat your camera ticket for $99 or your money back!

  • We are the traffic ticket defense specialists with proven results
  • We never have ANY hidden fees
  • Custom made Trial by Written Declaration Defense package ready for your signature
  • We deliver in 4 business days by email(we also have 1-day or 2-day rush delivery for extra fee)
  • Additional violations on a single citation – No extra-charge
  • Trial De Novo Form – No extra-charge
  • Assistance with in-court trial preparation if your Trial by Declaration was not successful – No extra-charge
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We offer the BEST VALUE, and you can count on us to STAY WITH YOU all the way to the end!

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“John was awesome! He helped me throughout the entire process even into the Trial De Novo. I highly recommend Ticket Ninja CA. Fight that ticket!”

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How to fight 21453 a red light tickets

Ticket Ninja can help you to dismiss 21453 a red light tickets

Common defenses for fighting 21453(a), 21453(b), and 21453(c) red light tickets and Red Light Camera Tickets.

How to fight 21453(a) or 21453(c) red light camera tickets: If you received a red light camera ticket,  or a red light ticket issued by an officer, it does not mean that you deserved it.  It can be tricky to successfully fight your 21453 a red light ticket, but in many circumstances the effort and time can be well worth it.  Below are information and strategies on how to fight 21453(a) and 21453(c) red light camera tickets, that are highly effective when used properly.