My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington.
My story begins over here:
Long story short I got a ticket for going 20 over on I-5, during holiday traffic, and the officer told me and showed me that he got the reading from over 5000 feet away.
I will be filing my request for discovery with the KC Prosecutors office in Burien.
The hearing notice was sent while I was away. I notice on the back that it says the request to produce a SMD expert must be served on the prosecuting office and filed with the clerk of the court at least 30 days prior to the hearing or such lesser time as the court deems proper. The court date is Feb 8. The notice was sent out Jan 10. So even if I had gotten it right away there's no way it would make the 30 day mark. Now it's a bit more than 2 weeks away. I'm also not sure if I want a SMD expert or not -- if the officer says in his statement that I was > 5000 ft away when he did his LIDAR reading I definitely do. If that was omitted from his report, then a SMD expert won't do me much good. And I won't know what's in the report until the prosecutor sends me the discovery info. So, should I just request an SMD expert ASAP and hope it is in the report? What should be my next course of action other than requesting discovery?