Hey guys, I was wondering if someone on here could help me out. I have a friend of mine that I hadn't spoken to in a while tell me about what happened to him about a month ago when he asked me how my jammers (LI) were holding up and whether I had had any run ins with cops because of them.
Here is the situation, he got pulled over for speeding because he didn't notice a cop get behind him, which he thinks had his radar gun off until he had a clear line of sight to get his speed with ka band. Not that it matters but he has either an escort or passport detector and LR4 jammers (2 on front and 2 on back). When he was pulled over the cop noticed the jammers on the back of his car and apparently knew what they were. When he saw the jammers he pointed and said, "is that a jammer? " to which my friend answered yes. He then said" we typically seize those and its a class b misdemeanor" My friend apparently told him he wouldn't intentionally drive around with something that was illegal and keeps pretty informed about laser jammers and asked him if this was something new. The cop then told him no, that is not a new law. Its interfering with police work and thats why the citation is for a class b misdemeanor. He asked the cop if he wouldn't mind allowing him to have them professionally removed since they were wired to his electrical system and didn't want to risk anything happening to his vehicle. The reason why I'm posting this is because I'm the one that highly recommended laser jammers and I had done some research into this and had found that in texas they were legal.
The police officer is a police officer in Irvine, Texas. My friend was actually given a warning and didn't get a ticket for the jammers or the speeding. I was wondering if anyone has been through a similar experience or has even gone to court for this. I am currently considering buying the switch for parking sensors so that I can demonstrate that I use it as parking sensors on my car since the laser interceptor does that, unfortunately for him the LR4s don't do that. Anyone have any suggestions on this or information that they can share?
Thank you guys in advance, I hope that this info ends up helping others out there that may have had or end up having similar encounters. Thanks again.