San Bernardino County, CA
Ticket was issued by CHP in July of 2012
I wrote the CHP requesting the maintenance and calibration records for the radar device used at the time of my citation they sent me back copies of a "Traffic Radar Certification" from September of 2008.
I called a lawyer I used for a previous case and asked him if there should be more recent records and if the age of these tests could help me in getting the case dismissed. He said yes there should be more current records and that depending on the judge it might help. He said he had to go so I didn't get a chance to ask him my next question.... I'm wondering how to present this information in a way that will help me out and not make me sound like a complete idiot. I've already asked for an extension and my new court date is tomorrow, I'm hoping that the officer just won't show up and it may be dismissed but just in case I want to have another plan. Can anyone help me out as to some specific verbage or a way to phrase my concern that the radar gun may not be calibrated correctly?? I don't know if it'll help much because the ticket was for going 83 in a 65 and I'm thinking the radar gun can't be THAT off...but I'm no expert. Thanks for any and all help! Happy New Years!