You got a speeding ticket....Now what?
Here are the types of pleading available to you that you can enter
for your ticket:
I made a mistake, here's my money, raise my
All right I'm guilty, but I just don't want
to tell you. Here's my money, raise my insurance."
This is what you should be interested in. Not
guilty does not necessarily mean that you did not commit the
crime. All it means is that the Prosecutor now has to prove
beyond a reasonable doubt that you DID commit the crime. The
Prosecution has the burden of proof, not you. If the citing
officer does not show up for the trial, that's not your problem,
it's the prosecution's. All you have to do is, enter a simple
motion to dismiss due to the lack of prosecution's witness.
The items you might normally need for a radar speeding ticket are the following: repair records, manufacturers manual and specifications, a log of the calibrations, copy of the repair calibration, accuracy of the tuning fork, the arrest record of the police officer for three months prior to the date of your offense, his log for the day of your citation, notes of your traffic stop, a speedometer calibration certificate, officer's radar training certificates, all the maintenance and the repair records and the service records for the patrol car that was used in stopping you for your violation. (“Beat Your ticket,” Nola)
We have form interrogatories, demands for production and other discovery to help you!