I was traveling on the road behind another car that was going 50/52 in a 55mph road. the lines showed I was clear to pass so I did and when I got back in the lane the car in-front of me was an unmarked (to my eye) police officer. The police officer pulled to the shoulder of the road while turning his lights on. I passed, at high way speed, and he pulled in behind me and I pulled over. The police officer approached my door and I rolled the window down. He said I was doing 73 mph and I was getting a ticked. I responded there is no way I was doing 73 mph and I would like to see the radar that says I was doing 73 mph. He said I could not and he wanted my liscense, registration, and proof of insurance. I ask the officer if I could see the radar lock because if I am being given a ticket I want proof I was going this fast. He refused again and said I would have to fight it out in court. The officer went into his car and wrote the ticket and came back and gave it to me and I asked again if I could see the radar and he said I couldent. And I left. Everything is his word against mine, but do I not have the right to see the radar? Secondly, do they have to provide proof to judge
You can try to do this on your own . . . but it will be difficult. You have no right to see the radar gun under Colorado law. They do have to prove to the judge their gun was working correctly at the time it was used.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced attorney to be fully aware of your rights. Finally, please forgive any typographical errors in my note!
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