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What should you do if you receive an NOL?

Many stoplights in Nassau County, New York are equipped with red light cameras. These cameras snap a picture of your vehicle if you run a red light. Once captured, the system issues you, if you are the owner of the vehicle, a Notice of Liability, according to the Nassau County website. If you receive one, you can go to the county website and enter the NOL number to find out the exact violation that triggered the NOL. You also can watch the actual video footage taken. 

If you agree that you are guilty of the crime, then you can pay your fine via the website. You may also request a hearing if you do not believe you are guilty of the violation or if you were not driving the vehicle at the time. Do note that reduced fines for NOLs are not permitted, so requesting a hearing in the hopes of getting a lesser fine is not advisable. Any action you take has to be done before the date on the NOL. If you do not respond before that date, you may have to pay additional fines and fees. You may also have your vehicle towed or booted.

If you schedule a hearing, you must go unless you submit paperwork explaining you already paid a ticket assocaited with the violation on that same day and time or to explain your plates were stolen. You should receive a response before the hearing. If you do not, then attend the hearing. If you do not go to the hearing when you are required to do so, you will be found guilty and an additonal fine for failure to appear will be assessed.

NOLs may be issued for running a red light, turning right on red in an area where it is not permitted, making a turn after the light turns red, not stopping completely before turning right on red or not stopping at the stop line. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 

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