Re: Red Light Ticket After Being Confused by Traffic Lights
I think you're stretching TMN... Encryption, authentication, passwords to prevent stolen money, hacked systems, fraudulant transaction is quite a different realm than claiming Evidence Code violations with regards to photos taken by a camera system, transferred over to a server at Redflex in Arizona and the routed back to the local PD....
In other words, I can describe a number of different scenarios where I would benefit from hacking into Bank Of America's computer, but why in God's name would I hack into Redflex's system?
Now... If you have an issue with Redflex being part of the loop when it comes to RLCs, then that's fine... Lets convince the legislature that there is no room whatsoever for ANY private contractor to do any governmental work.... I wouldn't hold out much hope for that to ever happen!
Let go back to the basics, TMN.... Before RLCs were ever used, and no matter the circumstances, the defense's contention has always been and will continue to be "I crossed the limit line on yellow, but the officer claimed (or lied and said) I crossed on red"...
Well, damn it! If we could only come up with a way to eliminate ANY doubt whatsoever as to the exact moment, -down to the fraction of a second- of when the front bumper went over the limit line, we'd be in great shape...
Well, in come RLCs, and though there is still plenty of room for human error (citation issued under the wrong code section, issued to a driver other than that who is pictured... etc), those errors are easy to catch and have very little to do with anything related to authenticity of the pictures!
If you have an issue with the authenticity of a picture simply because it is taken in one location, then transferred and stored from one server to another server at another location, then I'd suggest you throw away your driver's license simply because that picture it has is not and cannot be authenticated!
None of those are legally based issues that must result in a dismissal. All of those are simple excuses that the court can consider as it decides your case!
If your trump card is valid for a dismissal it should be valid regardless... Though it might make sense that an evidence based argument is not best presented via a TBD, but if that is the case, then why are you doing a TBD, request a court trial and call it a day!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!