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  1. Speeding Tickets: Re: New Jersey Drivers License, Maryland Speeding Ticket

    yeah, agreed, that defense will get you convicted "Rapido." First things first, start Discovery process going, get access to the speed measuring device, look for flaws in the testing, maintenance,...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding 68 in 40 on I-490 New York

    May be too late, but I would ask the Court Clerk if the trial can be moved to the County seat. This increases (but does not guarantee) the likelihood the Officer won't show. Normally you would ask...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding in New Jersey

    Please post details regarding how the Officer captured your speed....Visual estimation, pacing, vascar, radar, Laser....:confused:
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wrong Infraction Date Officer's Statement in Discovery

    Just so you know the judge in Connecticut initially reasoned the same thing, but, I have to admit that the motion filed was very well written and convincing. The Judge recessed to look up the...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wrong Infraction Date Officer's Statement in Discovery

    All factual info posted. Regardless, I believe that with this ruling, I could argue it's relevance even in a non-criminal trial. Again, as aforementioned, if you have the stomach for it -- you have...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wrong Infraction Date Officer's Statement in Discovery

    I admit, I know nothing of WA law. But my contention is that the Melendez Supreme Court ruling, while a Criminal Matter, does not mean that the decision does not apply to non-criminal trials. ...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: How Do I Subpoena a SMD Expert

    I'm not sure of other states, but Traffic trials are held in the same venue as criminal proceedings in CT. I am still trying to nail down the exact docket number of the case I am referring to in...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: How Do I Subpoena a SMD Expert

    And your explanation there of the ruling is completely wrong -- 6th Amendment protection is not just for criminal matters. I already stated that this same ruling was cited in a Traffic Case...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wrong Infraction Date Officer's Statement in Discovery

    AGAIN YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND. The Melendez-Diaz is a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, 06/2009. And it supersedes all of those local state rules.

    Since when do State Supreme...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: How Do I Subpoena a SMD Expert

    Yes, but read the posts carefully, The Melendez--Diaz is a U.S. Supreme Court Ruling which supersedes any local justices. And the post I was referring to is from a poster from Connecticut where he...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Ticket for Passing a Police Car, VC 22349(A)

    I would do DIscovery first, b4 accepting any guilt. In the discovery, I'd ask for the maintenance records of the vehicle, and the maintenance and calibration records of the Odometer....look for any...
  12. Speeding Tickets: Re: Can You Request Discovery Before Entering a Plea

    I would send the Discovery request again, but would stipulate in it that it is your second request (and cite the date of the orig. along with the certified mail no# -- if used), and that to date, no...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wrong Infraction Date Officer's Statement in Discovery

    If the wrong date defense doesn't work. This here will:

    For RADAR/LIDAR, the prosecution will have to provide a certificate of calibration. You must immediately object to the evidence. A recent...
  14. Speeding Tickets: Re: How Can I Get Officer's Logs Related to SMD Used Before and After Stop

    In Connecticut (may be the same in other states) you do this one or two ways.
    1. Send an Informal Discovery Request to the Police Agency that ticketed you.
    2. File a Freedom of Information Act...
  15. Speeding Tickets: Re: Forest Service Speeding Ticket with Incorrect Statute

    I would use the MUTCD defense. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The thing you want out of this is, get the engineering or Speed survey for that stretch of road to ensure the posted speed...
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    Speeding Tickets: Melendez-Diaz and Traffic Tickets

    You should not have to. Any evidence the state introduces (i.e. Calibration Certificate, etc.), Object to it, and cite the Melendez-Diaz v Mass. Supreme COurt decision. This recent ruling requires...
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