I got a speeding ticket (radar detected) on a highway 101 that passes through the Olympic National park (CFR 36 4.21(c)). It looks like Federal jurisdiction prevails here and State laws do not apply. The court will be in US District Court, Tacoma, WA.
What are my options here? Is it possible to contest the ticket? The speed limit was set to the statutory maximum (i.e. 45 mph) according to CFR 36, and is strictly enforced (once again according to CFR 36). Are there any regulations regarding usage of radars by park rangers? Do they have to have formal training?
Also, I'm not sure that Federal jurisdiction applies to highway passing through the park, as according to the state of WA this highway is designated as State Highway.
What would be my options here?
Thanks in advance for all your help!!!