Before an officer can establish your alleged speed in court, the officer must first provide evidence of the following:
It is also very important that you check your citation for the speed measuring device's serial number so that you can confirm that the Officer's calibration log is for the correct device.
Speeding ticket cases are very complicated in Florida because of all these requirements. Officers will typically read from a script that estabishes all of these requirements and for a Defendant to win, they will normally need to be able to discredit the officer's training, the officer's ability to assign speed to one specific vehicle, or discredit the calibration of the specific speed measurement device used. This is not very easy to do and cross-examining the officer that pulled you over can be an intimidating experience. I would highly recommend that you contact a Florida Traffic Attorney who will fight your ticket on your behalf - You won't even need to appear in court.
Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation for your Tampa Bay traffic case - Attorney David Gilbert (727) 260-5754.