Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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Having the speedometer fixed and calibrated AFTER he got written for the offense but BEFORE the court date, and requesting a meeting with the prosecutor MIGHT work, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
Getting caught and written for 29 over, dead to rights, there isn't much he could do in Court. The burden of proof is on the Prosecutor, but it should be a pretty easy one in this case.
Face it, in a Court or Jury trial for that, what possible defense would there be to get him off? A broken speedometer won't cut it. Traffic Court Judges have heard every excuse in the book, trust me on that.
And if the Cop doesn't show up, the Prosecutor can ask the Court for a continuance, so it's not a guarantee the Cop won't show.
And in many cases, the Cop gets paid overtime for just Coming to court anyway.
So probably he will be there.
Lawyers are expensive, so before hiring one, I'd consider the costs of one vs. the cost of higher insurance premiums if you either paid the fine and admitted guilt, or got convicted, after a trial. Then figure out if it is worth the money. To get a free Public Defender you are supposed to plead poverty (can't afford a lawyer)
in most states.
Didn't you say he had no driver's license on him when he got caugt? Sounds like he caught a break already
What's his record like? If he has no prior offenses, sometimes in some states you could go to traffic school, and prtevent the ticket from going on his record.
That should be the first possibility that he ought to look into.....
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Last edited by cascade; 07-22-2007 at 01:37 AM.