I love how this article makes it seem like the mere presence of competent lawyers can magically turn a case around:
Instead of letting a police community service aide try to combat legal arguments raised by attorneys hired to beat the tickets, the city dispatched Assistant City Attorney Lisa Conforti.What's "preposterous" about this?
She got a boost from an attorney from the high-powered law firm of Carlton Fields, who fed Conforti case law and advice. The attorney, Amanda Sansone, is being paid by American Traffic Solutions, which operates cameras in West Palm Beach, Palm Springs and Juno Beach, and has contracts with other Palm Beach County municipalities planning to launch red-light camera programs.
"It's preposterous," attorney Robert Pasch said of the legal muscle being used to collect the $158 tickets. "There's three attorneys in there and they brought a box of case law with them."
It's obviously in the company's best interests for the cities they service to succeed on these things, so they dispatch a qualified associate from Tampa to show them how to win a few.
I'm more interested in how it makes the city look that their legal representatives have to be "fed" cases and advice in order to prevail on a traffic ticket.
Amanda, welcome to South Florida!