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minor mistake getting you off. Myth 4: Check the radar gun for proper operation
This one is a joke. In no jurisdiction does the officer have to let you see his radar
equipment. So not only are you tipping him off and becoming a “problem” (see
#1 above), but you will get nowhere with the strategy. Plus, of course the gun is
approved. And of course it is working. Even if it isn’t, the officer won’t be able to
tell the difference and will swear it is working correctly.
Note: Case Dismissed will tell you how to destroy the credibility of the radar gun
no matter what make or model it is. This is crucial to your successful defense. Myth 5: Do detailed technical discovery
This strategy advocates that you become an expert on the technical operation
and theory behind the radar gun. Many even suggest getting an expert witness.
Armed with this, you can mount a plausible defense by asserting that the officer
may not have had a clear shot of your car, that there could have been
interference, and that his signal may have been off, that rain or humidity or other
traffic was a factor.
None of this will matter. The officer will swear he had a clear, unobstructed shot
and the judge will believe him. So you’ve paid thousands for an accredited expert witness, or spent hours and hours researching radar or laser, for nothing.
Lasers and radars are accepted. The officers are trained and will testify that they
are trained (no matter how much they were paying attention in class). You will
lose this defense. But you will pay a lot for it. Myth 6: The “Going with the Flow” defense
Some states have a law on the books which says something to the effect that if
you slowed down to the legal limit, AND it would be a clear and present danger to
your safety, it is OK to speed. This has become a legendary defense.
With this strategy, you are urged to testify that you were going the same speed
as everyone else. And that if you slowed down, the rest of the traffic would plo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course BUSINESS 122222222 taught by Professor Wayne during the Spring '09 term at CSU Northridge.
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