This is what my wife wrote in her message board but I feel that board will be worthless. I tried posting in the escort board but it says Im not allowed.
This is what happened..
This morning I got a ticket going 77 in a 50. Here are some facts...
1. I was not going anywhere near 77 (60 at best)
2. This was on a 2 lane north bound st route (almost like a highway it even has about 20 feet of grass dividing it) I was in the right lane she was in the right lane going the opposite direction.
3. On the ticket it says she used radar.
So the story. I have a very high profile sports car (BMW M3). I speed a lot so I have an escort 9800ix. My husband and I actually find it challenging to find a way to beat the system so we have a couple of tricks like using Veil laser shield on our car to help buy us time when it comes to laser.
My radar detector never went off. Cop says I was going 77 in a 50 I knew right then she was guessing. I had my kids in the car with me and I know for a fact I wasnt going higher than 65. When I looked at my detector (yes it tells me my actual speed) it said 57. I could have slowed down a bit but not much. I had my kid take down the detector as soon as I saw the cop pull the U turn so she has no idea that I had it.
After I knew I was getting a ticket I called my husband who is really good at this stuff and he said for me to say to the officer "may I please see the gun because there was no way I was going 77 and if I was going 77 I would like to take my car in to get looked at for a possible flaw in the speedometer." I asked her just like that and she said that she already cleared it out.
It would be different if she said no I couldnt see it but she said that she didnt save it.
So now the fight is on. She is lying. Now I just have to prove it. The radar detector never went off and this is an elite device. Her radar was not on. I believe I was profiled for my car.
Here is my plan. I will go to traffic court this Friday. I would usually push this back but they would probably only delay it a week and I will be in the Bahamas. I will plead not guilty and I will get a hearing scheduled. They will then have me meet with the prosecutor who will try and strike a deal. They will probably offer me half the points and half the fine. I will decline unless they offer me half the fine and no points then it wouldnt be worth my time to fight.
After that I will have my hearing in front of the job where the cop will have to show. If she does not I will win. This is what I hope for. To help my chances I will ask for as many delays as possible. That will give the cop more of a chance to forget who I am. After that it is my word vs theirs. I believe I have a very good case unlike most tickets I have received (I havent got one in 3 years though). I probably cant use the "She didnt have her radar on because my detector didnt go off." However I wonder if asked under oath I wonder is she will tell the truth then. I am just hoping she doesnt show.
Anyone have any other valuable advise? Except for stop speeding