Re: traffic ticket questions
- We've had a ton of court cases dismissed here in Florida on the
All radar and other electronic speed measuring devices use computers
of various sizes and configurations to make the calculations. All
computers use computer code, created by a programmer. In America,
for the most part, we still have the right to face our accusers and
question them, even if our accuser is ultimately a computer code.
From another point of view, the state or municipality who is your
accuser is using evidence based on this computer code. You have the
right to examine this evidence and make sure there are no errors in
it. Or, you can hire your own computer programmer to examine it.
The problem is that this code then becomes part of the public record,
and anyone can then access that code and manufacture a speed
measuring device of their own using that code or a derivative. The
manufacturers aren't about to allow that to happen, and none of them
have given up their code. Thus, case dismissed. That's the first
defense I'd raise, but I'd also make sure every T is crossed and
every i dotted by making sure the unit was calibrated, it was working
perfectly, it's accurate with legal tolerances (none of them are 100%
accurate - they all have certain variances), etc.
I've even had it happen more than once that the officer didn't show
up for the hearing. Case dismissed. If they're going to cite us for
disobeying the law, then it behooves us to make sure they're doing
the same. In the vast majority of cases, they're not. They're
hoping you don't know that. They're counting on their ability to
intimidate and on your ignorance of the law.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jerry Fleischner" <gmf@...>
> Request a copy of the officer's notes, and proof of his training in
> > I was stopped for allegedly speeding on the Massachusetts
> > was cited for going an ESTIMATED 86mph in a 65mph zone. Theofficer
> > was/is trained in LIDAR and this is noted on the ticket. Therewere 3
> > other people in the car with me who knew I was only going 70mph.I am
> > requesting a hearing and am bringing with me two sworn affidavitsof
> > truth from the passengers in the back seat, including a livewitness
> > whom was sitting in the front seat and is not related to me. Withspeed,
> > sworn testimony from 4 people against an officers' "estimated"
> > does anyone think I have a chance of beating this? Appreciate allhelp
> > and comments.
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