I agree that for most people, it is not going to be a cost effective solution to hire a paralegal to take a speeding ticket to trial and additionally hire an expert witness on top of that. With MINOR speeding infractions, most people may see an increase in insurance that is probably less than $500 over a 3-year period, so the cost of trial + expert witness would most likely exceed that (with no guarantee of a win).OTDLegal wrote: ↑Dec 1st, 2017 12:30 pmA trained and regulated legal representative should provide a defendant with a rational and cost-effective defence. This would not seem to be a cost-effective advantage at court, however I would certainly be willing to have myself or one of my staff discuss it with you. I looked at your website at did not see your name, address, or telephone number to contact you. If you'd like to provide that via private email I'd be happy to review any such benefit.
I would have some initial questions. What is your professional training and experience to qualify as an expert witness in this subject matter? What jurisdictions have you appeared before and which Justice(s) have recognized you as an expert witness?
However if DEMERITS are an issue that could lead to suspension, or the ticket is considered SERIOUS (like speeding 50+ or stunt driving) which could lead to huge increases in insurance, then it may the only worthwhile a defendant has to try.
I was not suggesting that everybody should hire an expert witness to appear on their behalf in every speeding trial. What I am suggesting though, is that the one way you can beat a speeding ticket where the officer has good notes and there does not appear to be any defeciencies/defects in the prosecutions case, is to hire an expert witness that can bring contradictory evidence to the officers testimony. Good/proper contradictory evidence is the key to showing that just because an officer believes their radar/lidar is accurate does not mean it is.
I have mentioned it in previous threads that I am a qualified radar/lidar instructor and a qualified radar/lidar technician with 20 years experience working in electronics. I have not yet testified before any court as an expert witness, but am highly interested in doing so. I am very interested in finding a paralegal that is willing to try and beat speeding tickets (when it is a cost effective solution for their customer) that I can work with.
I will send you an PM shortly.
I am not a lawyer and I am not a paralegal and I do not give legal advice.
All statements made are my opinion only.