First I'd like to congratulate Jane on her win in Ma. I'm from Ma and have noticed that as the economy worsens the speeding enforcement gets really stringent. It's obvious that as the state struggles for revenue speeding tickets are just another source that they tap into.
Anyway, I just got a ticket lately for 80 in a 55 on route 3 south just south of the NH border. there were cars all over the place all doing at least 80. I know because I was doing about 70 in the fast lane and cars were passing me. I came up over a hill and he was sitting there in the fast lane breakdown lane with a handheld. My laser signal went off I hit the brakes and cruised on by. I thought I was all set but he got in his cruiser and slowly creeped up behimd me and flagged me down with his lights. He asked me how fast I was going and told him around 70.
Here's where I get really confused????? <REMOVED - PLEASE SEE RULE #1> I called the manufacturer and they said he absolutely did not get areading and must have gotten it off of someone else. Additionally on the ticket the trooper indicated he got me with "Lidar" and that it was "estimated". I thought radar was spot on accurate, so what gives with the estimated? Was the gun infact scrambled and he didn't get a signal on me but someone else and visually decided I was going 80? Also I heard that Lidar was not on "Judicial Notice" in Ma which means the state hasn't "officially" recognized Lidar as a means for tracking speed, right? On a side not *** said they have never seen an "estimated" "Lidar" ticket until just within the last year and all were in Ma.
One other thing... I heard that I can write into the courts to request discovery info on my citation, such as the gun that was used, the last time it was calibrated etc... Would anyone know the address I could write to to get this info? I also heard that if I didn't receive it in time that I could ask the the case either be dismissed or rescheduled?
Anuy help would be appreciated. Oh and because I just found out about this site I'm a little pressed for time. My court date id April 2nd.
Suf Daddy, think you could give me a little advise?