Re: Washington State Ticket Discovery Enclosed
Actually, No. The admission is TOTALLY relevant. The officer's statement could have just said "The defendant stated he was travelling at 35 mph. When asked what the speed limit was, he responded '25.'" If he signed that under penalty of perjury, the prosecution has met their burden and the game is over.
Quoting Speedy Gonzalez
You can motion all you want to exclude the evidence obtained by the radar device, and you may even be successful at it. However, you would be hard pressed to have the sentence where the defendant admitted to the infraction suppressed or excluded from the statement. Again, all they need is the statement that the defendant KNOWINGLY was over the speed limit.
The defendant's only bet here is to go with a "no signature provided with discovery and therefore it does not constitute a swon statement" and have the ENTIRE statement suppressed on this basis alone. Suppressing radar readings alone will not get you anywhere.
The motion to suppress and dismiss should be made at your hearing. When your case is called, just inform the judge that you have a pre-trial motion. You are not required to file anything beforehand.
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