THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT ..... IT'S A GREEN LIGHT FOR THE COUNTY IF YOU RESIDE IN MIAMI-DADE, FOR RED LIGHT TICKETS .....
So, for now, if you see this:
That's because, today, the Third District Court of Appeal, finally issued their long awaited opinion ruling on Judge Leifman's Order that dismissed a red light citation. The case was heard before Judges Wells, Emas, and Logue, with Logue writing the opinion, that can be found here. (go to page 29 of the 36 page opinion to read the three certified questions).
In their opinion ruling against the driver and for the City of Aventura they "distinguish City of Hollywood v. Arem, 154 So. 3d 359 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014), in which the Fourth District dismissed a traffic citation on the grounds that a city’s process of using red light cameras gave unfettered discretion to a vendor."
But, "because of the broad public and institutional interest in red light cameras", they certified three issues to the Florida Supreme Court as having great public importance. Judge Wells did not agree that the matter was of great public importance but she did agree to certify the case as being in conflict with the 4th DCA.
h/t DBR and they cover the story here.
CAPTAIN OUT .....