This simple refresher from your eighth grade math class tells you almost everything you need to know to cross-examine a police officer regarding visual estimation: Rate x Time = Distance. If you know the time and distance variables, then you can tell precisely the rate of speed of an object. This can be used in court and successfully avoid paying speeding ticket fines. More on how to fight speeding ticket in court later.
In order to beat a speeding ticket in court, there are several points in the police officers case that can be defeated. Below, I will discuss how an experienced traffic ticket attorney will likely argue each point, in an effort to find just one weakness. If any part of the officers testimony can be found to be inaccurate, the case will likely be dismissed. Continue reading