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Unformatted text preview: ould check. But don’t count on a 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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