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Old 08-04-2018, 07:07 AM
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I got an overspeeding ticket where the police put a very high actual speed. I was indeed overspeeding but not by that speed. I have no experience with going to court because I just paid the fine before. Those who went to court to fight an overspeeding ticket, how do I go about it. Will it just be police word against mine? Will police produce evidence like radar reading and i have to produce counter proof which I don't have?
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:10 AM
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Get a lawyer....
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:17 AM
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I think speaking with a court clerk might be helpful. As you mentioned, having the police show the radar and prove you were going that fast would be a plausible thing to ask for, I assume.

Unfortunately with speeding, I think most motorists will claim that they "weren't going that fast", so it may seem like you're just saying that. Not trying to kick you while you're down, lol, but I'd if you go to court and say that you're not guilty and an error must have been made on the police's end, then I assume that the cop will need to prove that you were going as fast as you were.

Also, if you had a civil chat with the ADA, they might plea bargain it down...?
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:58 AM
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It would help to know what proof the law has; Radar and VASCAR, for example, have to be re-calibrated regularly, and adherence to this rule by many police departments seems to be lax. And some states don't allow their use within a certain distance beyond a reduction in posted speed limits.

And if it boils dwn t your word against an officer's, remember that these guys and gals have their own schedules, and can't always show up on time for a They may have yo dead to rights, but you have a right to make them prove their case.

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