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Cleveland resumes disputed traffic ticket appeals

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CLEVELAND: Cleveland has reinstated its process for drivers to challenge traffic camera tickets while the city appeals a court decision that deemed the process unconstitutional.

A state appeals court ruled last month that Cleveland must let motorists fight tickets in Municipal Court, not before an administrative officer, as has been the practice.

The city temporarily suspended its process for challenging tickets but continued to issue traffic camera tickets for speeding and red light violations. It announced Wednesday that it will resume ticket appeals hearings as before, and that the recent court decision doesn’t block it from doing so.

Sam Jodka of Columbus sued over how Cleveland handles challenges of ticket fines costing up to $200. Jodka’s attorney tells the Plain Dealer he thinks the city isn’t following the court ruling.


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