Re: Using a 'Two Officer' Defense to a Speeding Ticket
Just for the record, ^that^ is not a speed trap... But I'm sure you know that already!
So.. Officer #1 clocked you at a particular speed while you were in the # X lane, by the time officer #2 saw your vehicle and identifed it based on the description he received from officer #1 you had changed lanes to the # Y lane...
And... There is no evidence of higher margin of error at that distance.
That is, unless you have any sort of proof that a reading at that distance is questionable, that is not going to get you anywhere!
I don't see a need or a reason for officer # 2 to know or mention a serial number for the Lidar unit... He did not use it! SO I don't see that as an issue that will result in a dismissal!
So first you're asking us to answer questions about two declarations we cannot see... And then you're asking us to answer questions as to whether a curved road would prevent the officer from being able to visually estimate your speed and use Lidar to get a measurement!
Either post both declarations (and you might even get more points to argue than what you've come up with) and post a Google Maps link to the location, or really expect answers that are highly speculative!
Where did you hear that story about an officer specifying two different model numbers on the citation?
I would venture a guess that with as little room in the box where radar info can be written, the officer would have to be half asleep to commit such an error! Think about it...
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!