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Hello, I live in Florida and in this morning Ive got a speed

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Hello, I live in Florida and in this morning I've got a speed violation ticket. The interesting thing is that the police officer was driving on opposite direction as me. Can he catch accurately my speed since he was on the other side of the road and on movement?
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Good afternoon. Did the officer write on the ticket how he measured your speed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes, is whitten SPEED MEASUREMENT DEVICE: DUAL STALKER SN:044554....

Carlos, thank you for the additional information. I do think there is a defense to raise here, if the officer measured your speed while traveling in the opposite direction and was not stationary. In a situation like this, it is certainly in your best interest to retain a traffic ticket defense attorney to represent your legal interest. The first thing which they will want to do, is review the face of the citation and see if there is a legal basis to get it dismissed. If not, they will then have to look over the facts of the case and decide if it is in your best interest to work out a plea deal or to take the case to trial and make the State prove the allegation against you. The officer will need to be present. If he/she fails to appear at trial, the case will likely be dismissed, unless a continuance is granted by the Judge, upon the showing of good cause. If the officer does appear, your attorney will be given a chance to cross examine them and attack their credibility. The attorney is going to want to inspect their documents and log book, to make sure that the speed measuring device was properly calibrated, that they have the citation logged and are certified to use the equipment. Moreover, they will question them about their training and experience, trying to create doubt that they may have not known what they were doing and improperly measured your speed. They will also raise any other possible defenses, which you may have, to try and obtain a finding of not guilty.

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