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The spelling of your name will not void the ticket. Police can exceed the speed limit to catch up with a suspected speeder. Radar is documentary evidence of course. Here it would be your word against his...the judge would have to decide and I suspect the officer may well prevail on that issue.
All that said, I suspect that the $1,200 includes some penalties. If the basic ticket is lower and you may be able to reduce the penalties, compare the possible benefit against the cost of hiring a lawyer and make a business decision.
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You are correct about the gun. But that is not the only basis for giving a ticket. And especially in your case, the officer will testify that he was going X miles per hour (speeding) and that you passed him going in excess of X. Sorry.
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