Yes, this is the reason why I always suggest people make notes when they get a traffic ticket. This should include a description of the police officer so that you can later identify him before trial starts.necroplasm wrote: ↑May 30th, 2012 7:10 pmTo clarify, when I go in early, and sit down in the court room, are you saying I should be able to see if the cop is present by visually recognizing him?
This was in the middle of winter, and the officer was wearing one of those big puffy feathered hats. I think I could recognize him, but I can't be sure.
Police officers are only required to state their name during trial when being questioned on the witness stand.
Yes you can request it in disclosure, but don't expect to receive the manual as it would require them to photocopy all pages which might be considered unreasonable.
To appear reasonable you should go see the prosecutor and view the manual yourself and ask that they photocopy the pages you specifically want.
Yes the reason to request to see the manual is to verify that the cop tested/ calibrated as per the operators manual suggestions.
Also take a look at maintenance records. If the maintenance records show that it has rarely been maintained, you can argue that the radar maybe defective. If it shows that it needed maintenance fairly often, you could still argue that it maybe defective.
When arguing Reasonable Doubt, you want to cast doubt on all evidence in any way you can.