posted on Jul, 5 2014 @ 09:09 PM
a reply to: smithjustinb
The real question is: Just how fast were you going? Were I in a jury for something like this, I hate to say it, but I'd still ask that question.
Also, as much as I'd love to tell you to "stick it to the man", the facts are kind of against you at this point - the best I can see you getting is
possibly a notch down on the speeding part, and that's if the lawyer is pulling all the right tricks. As for the cost, I guarantee that you are going
to pay more for the person representing you than the actual ticket itself, unless you have a family friend that can help you out.
The danger of getting the jury involved is that you have to have evidence to support your claims that you did not meet what the ticket said you did.
The police already have a one up on you, in that they have:
1. The printed ticket, time, and place.
2. Anything you said to them during the stop on record. Obviously, if you just answered the questions with the typical "Yes Officer...No Officer...I
don't recall that officer", it will be better for you. Now, if you got combative, or starting saying things like "I didn't do this...but I can
only go 95 in this car...etc".
Finally, to end my doom-and-gloom post, are you planning to use the fact that you have some kind of device to prevent you from going those speeds as
your main argument? I can't see a judge accepting that as the sole piece (one could counter that if the speed gun were broken, then it's also
possible that this device didn't work).
PS: You do realize that they could use this ATS post in court, if the police really wanted to get you nailed for the ticket, right? When you go to
court, everything you post publicly is fair game.