My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
I got hit for a speeding ticket last month by a Washington State trooper on I-5 in Pierce County (FYI, I had a ticket last year, and largely because of the advice on this forum, was able to beat it in court via dismissal).
After getting the ticket, I went in to PC District Court and requested discovery. A couple of weeks went by, and I finally got a response via mail from the court. All I received was got was a copy of my infraction, along with my past driving record. There was no police narrative or incident report, and no information on the SMD that the trooper used to allegedly clock me.
The infraction itself also does not include the subsection of the RCW for speeding that I was able to use the last time around to win a dismissal (that was in King County, however).
My question is, what court rule do I use to fight the speeding infraction (Please cite the specific IRLJ, if possible)? Do I ask for a dismissal based on lack of discovery, or lack of evidence? (What's the case law that says a defendant has the right to see proof that the SMD was calibrated and operating correctly?)