Got my first ever running a red light citation tonight!!!!!! And just my luck, the damn cop was right behind me when I did it. Asked the officer how much the fine was and he pretended not to know so looked it up and it's pretty steep... $500 + $50 & traffic school!!!!!!!!! So I started looking up traffic lawyers and found several sites offering something called "Trial by Written Declaration" for $99. They guarantee I win or will refund the money. Does this really work? They say even if I lose, I can still contest it in court or pay fine and attend traffic school so what have I got to lose? I admit to running the red light but I feel they purposefully shortened the yellow light so it changed to red pretty quickly. I will probably go and video tape it for evidence if I ever decide to go to court.