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    Default Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    My question involves traffic court in the State of: Washington
    I would like some help with forming a defense for a speeding ticket that I received...

    I applied for discovery, and received the officer’s sworn statement and a copy of the ticket. I requested the smd information and was told that since I was paced that they would not give me that information. I had to go to the state patrol in order to request the speedometer certification for the vehicle that was used to pace me, and I have not received that yet. I did apply for the discovery and the certification on the same day. So I’m hoping that it will arrive before my trial.
    Does any one have an info on how to defend against a pacing ticket?

    Is 1/4 mile enough time/distance to accurately determine a cars speed during pacing?




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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    Can I ask you a few questions (I am in Washington too) about how to applied the discovery? Should we send a letter to police? or to court?

    Can we request the discovery before sending the ticket back to court? or do we have to request the discovery after signing ticket and sending it to court?

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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    I have always waited the full extent of the deadline before sending my tickets in...then Iwait for the court to send me a notice of my court date, and then apply for discovery. I dont think you can request the discovery before you send the ticket in...but im not sure.

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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    The officer's report reads more like a passing observation than evidence. He did not state that it was you or your vehicle. He doesn't even mention the word defendant. I would move for dismissal for complete lack of any evidence.

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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    So I had my day in court. I made a motion to surpress the officer's sworn statment due to the fact that I did not recieve the requested certification logs of the speedometer used to pace my vehicle. The judge agreed and then also stated that the officers sworn statement did not contain enough information to meet his requirments to support a "commited" finding.

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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    Congratulations on the win!

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    Default Re: Forming a Defense to a Speeding Ticket

    Congrats!

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