I just got a ticket for speeding. The officer used radar on my. He was actually coming at me from the other side of the street. (I had no idea this was even possible, as our combined speeds would be like 150 mph). Hr wrote my address down wrong on the ticket. He also wrote my pay or contest day for 6 weeks away. Are there any good defences and does the 6 week thing violate ca 45 day rule for a speedy traffic ticket trial?
They have radar that works like that now. Technology has really advanced. Think about two fighter jets flying toward each other. They can tell how fast the other is going...
What 45 day rule are you talking about?
Sorry, but this ticket won't go away that easily. Maybe you should opt for traffic school if eligible or hire an attorney who routinely handles traffic tickets. Generally the rates are reasonable because it's a high volume practice. Good luck.
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The ticket is valid. Get an attorney and fight the ticket.
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Yes, the tech is getting really sophisticated. They can indeed get your speed while driving in the other direction. I can't speak to CA time limitations, but the CA lawyers who answered do not appear to believe the "45 day" rule is a real thing. If you want to fight the ticket, your best bet is to get a lawyer.
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This won't be dismissed on a technicality. You have no defenses if he got you on a radar other than the cop not showing up for the hearing.
Therefore if you are eligible for traffic school you can do that. Traffic school is as good as winning at the hearing. Which you probably won't.
There is no "speedy trial rule" for speeding tickets. You need to consult an attorney.
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Unfortunately the delay in your court date does not violate any speedy trial rules. Your best bet is to hire a local traffic attorney to help you out. In my experience, the office does not even show up a fair amount of the time in which case you win. If the officer does show up an attorney may be able to negotiate a better outcome with the officer than you would get by simply pleading guilty. Further, upon close review a traffic attorney may deem that a trial will be in your best interest. Get good help. Best of Luck!
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