My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
65 in a 60, been through the forum questions and responses and appreciate them. Nothing jumps out for me based on others I read. The LIDAR showed a visable display of 74 mph at a range of 570 feet.
The laser SMD affidavit reads:
"The WSP Tag # of the (LTI 20-20)/(Kustom Pro Laser II/III) LIDAR SMD is L1191. The LIDAR SMD was used in a stationary position. The (LTI 20-20)/Kustom Pro Laser II/III), WSP Tag#110509 has been certified for accuracy by a factory trained WA State Patrol Technician and found to be in proper working order. An operational check of the LIDAR SMD's accuracy wa performed by the use of three tests: (1) internal self diagnostic test, (2) (scope)/(HUD aiming reticule alignment test), and (3) (fixed distance zero velocity)/(range measurement) test at 150 feet both prior to the beginning and end of my shift. The LIDAR SMD unit passed all three tests without any errors and was found to be working properly. I have been trained and certified in the use and operation of the LIDAR SMD."
Trained and certified doesn't speak to expertise, but I don't think that argument will get me far. Clean record. I'd appreciate any thoughts and any suggestions as to approaches I may take in court, including a lesser payment etc. (I would like to keep my deferment to use for my next post, which unfortunately came on the heels of this one). Thanks. Best.