California Court of Appeals Reverses Red Light Camera Conviction

Driver was cited and convicted for running a red light in Beverly Hills, based on red light camera 'photographic evidence.' Driver appealed. Held: Photographs and videotapes are considered 'writings' under Section 250 of Evid. Code, and must be authenticated before may be received in evidence. Police officer who was not operating the camera cannot authenticate the photograph.
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