Can you "wait out" your photo radar ticket and not pay?

Posted at 4:57 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 22:00:12-04

Photo radar cameras.

Do the words make you cringe?

I know the cost of the ticket would.

A new law bans the cameras from state highways though they are still allowed in cities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Paradise Valley.

And once you get the citation, you do have options. You can pay it, say you weren't driving, go to defensive driving school or wait it out.

Yes, wait it out.

By law, you must be personally served with the citation within 90 days of the filing date. If that doesn't happen, they can't try to serve you again.

But, you may still be on the hook.

Some cities can ask a judge for "alternative service." That means they can send the citation by certified mail and tape a summons to your door.

And you need to respond if that happens.

Have questions? We have a lot of information on the Let Joe Know Facebook page.

That's where attorney Ryan Cummings of R and R Law Group answered photo radar questions 

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