I don't know what to do and more importantly, I don't know how this could happen to even give myself a fighting chance to defend myself.
Thanks for replying, ynotp. In regards to how fast I was going...I'm not sure. Obviously slower than the the van that got in front of me. I have already filed for a trial and requested disclosure using a samples from this and ticketcombat site.ynotp wrote:You did not indicate how fast you think you were going but, keep in mind if you admit that you were even 1 km over the limit you were still speeding and can be convicted. File for a court date and request disclosure to see the evidence the officer has against you and go from there. In all likelihood at trial you will be offered a reduced speeding charge in exchange for pleading guilty. If you are firmly convinced of your innocence then when you receive your court date and file for disclosure you can see where you stand.
Question now is, what do I actually look for when I receive my disclosure to defend myself??
Just revive this thread with the details of the police notes. Do a search on fatal errors on the ticket itself you might get lucky. I would also search the forum as to what other peoples experiences are and it should give you some insight and better prepare you. If you find yourself without a leg to stand on you can always almost certainly plead down to a lower speed/fine.
Went to court on Monday. Officer was present. Approached prosecutor before court went into session. She immediately commented that I didn't leave my phone number on my request to be contacted. Asked me how I'd like to proceed and I said that I want to request to have case adjourned. While on stand I mentioned that I need time to prepare defense and some evidence/documents are missing from disclosure. Long story short, the JP grants adjournment and suggests that I speak to officer in hall to go over any issues. Officer proceeds to explain a simple disclosure to me and says if I need the manual to go down stair to room12E for a copy, which they gave me.
I have no idea as to what to do next. Do I request additional disclosure? What am I supposed to look for in a disclosure for a defense?
Need the help of the forum.
Link to original post.
Sunny +14Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° S/C6316
4D Grey Mazda
Male XX (they were in a box representing 2 passengers)
70KM L1 136M
2 Lanes E/B&W/B
Lines Visible, Clear View
Never Lost Sight Of MV
Posted 50KM Zone (Begins) Approx. 500m E/ Of Setup Loc.
Laser Atlanta SN:22469
That's everything on disclosure.
Thanks for replying iFly55