My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Pennsylvania
Hello everyone. I recently received a speeding ticket in PA via VASCAR Plus. It was stated that I was going 70.6 MPH (70) in a posted 45 MPH.
I am wondering what the discovery laws were for summary cases? From what I gather from this PA code (http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/23...ter5/s573.html) the first comment indicates that "This rule is intended to apply only to court cases. However, the constitutional guarantees mandated in Brady v. Maryland, 373 U. S. 83 (1963), and the refinements of the Brady standards embodied in subsequent judicial decisions, apply to all cases, including court cases and summary cases, and nothing to the contrary is intended."
I got the following reply as a reply to my request for discovery:
"In respect to the items mentioned/requested, all items that are pertinent to proving a summary traffic citation will be at the hearing with Officer *Name* which includes such things as the certification for the unit he was operating as well as the Officers certification on being trained on the unit. Other items that you requested may not be used in the case by the Officer. It is his discretion on whether he needs the audio/video recording, his daily log, etc, to prove the case. As for the request for discovery in itself, discovery does not apply to summary cases in the state of Penna., only criminal cases. Thank you for your time and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me."