Police_Radar_Calibration_-_The_Old_Bait_And_Switch_Game by MarijanStefanovic

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Police Radar Calibration - The Old Bait And Switch Game

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Hi everybody, Richard Wallace here again with my latest article in the
continuing series of articles. In this, the fourth article in the series,
I am about to blow the lid off and truly reveal insider information on
police radar calibration that will just leave you absolutely stunned and
in complete disbelief. You will learn why I believe 3 out of every 5
speeding tickets has been written illegally or in error . Please read on.

The Law Of Radar Calibration

Every state h...


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radar detector, radar detectors, speeding tickets, beat speeding ticket


Article Body:
Hi everybody, Richard Wallace here again with my latest article in the
continuing series of articles. In this, the fourth article in the series,
I am about to blow the lid off and truly reveal insider information on
police radar calibration that will just leave you absolutely stunned and
in complete disbelief. You will learn why I beli eve 3 out of every 5
speeding tickets has been written illegally or in error. Please read on.

The Law Of Radar Calibration

Every state here in the United States requires by law, every law
enforcement agency be it local, city, state or federal, to either
annually or semi-annually send out every police radar unit in that
departments inventory to an independent laboratory for a complete
inspection and certification. The purpose of this is quite obvious; we
want to be sure that every piece of police radar being used be in proper
working order so that mistakes are not made and speeding tickets not
issued in error or unjustly. Ok, so how does all of this work and why
does it matter?

First, we want an independent inspection performed which will assure the
integrity of the inspection. We do not want the police to police
themselves, which is why state law requires an independent laboratory
conduct the inspections. All states require the yearly or semi -yearly
inspections. Secondly the law requires that each and every law
enforcement agency deliver to any laboratory that has been government
certified to conduct these inspections, their departments police radar
units. Thirdly, the law requires that every police radar unit in that
departments inventory be sent out within that states yearly guidelines.
The majority of law enforcement agencies all across the United States
fail to confirm to these standards as required by law. This is why I feel
that 3 out of every 5 speeding tickets has been issued either unjustly or
in error of some kind.

I Conduct A Survey...

In the summer of the year 2003 I began to conduct a survey of various
local, city and state law enforcement agencies all across the United
States. I interviewed either on the telephone or in person a department
member of each of these law enforcement agencies, which totaled over 150
departments. The survey took months and months to complete but
nonetheless it was finished late in 2004. The focus of this survey was
quite simple actually; I was looking to find the answers to two questions
in two subject areas. The first question revolved around finding out how
many police radar units any given department had, followed up with did
each and every radar unit get sent out for inspection as required by that
states law. The second question was a follow-up question based on the
answer to the first about the number of units any given department had in
its inventory. What I attempted to elicit from the department official I
interviewed was if that department sent an officer to court with
calibration and inspection paperwork from a police radar unit that they
knew not to be from the unit the police officer was operating at the time
the speeding ticket he was going to court for was issued. The answers to
these questions in these subject areas were just startling and left me in
complete disbelief.

The Survey Says...

Out of the over 150 different local, city and state law enforcement
agencies that I interviewed, I learned that 127 or the majority of these
agencies had in their departments inventory police radar units that were
routinely being used yet had not been sent out within the mandated annual
or semi-annual inspection period. Further, 107 of these law enforcement
agencies admitted that their officers went to court with calibration and
inspection paperwork from a police radar unit that may have been
different from the one they were operating when the speeding ticket they
are now appearing in court on was issued. Many times I was told, the
officers were not aware of what I called the “bait & switch” of the
calibration and inspection paperwork. These officers would go into court
and testify under oath that the paperwork they brought with them that day
into court was in fact from the actual police radar unit they were using
when they issued the speeding ticket that was the subject of the court
case they were now testifying about. Let me explain how and what this
information means to all of you who receive a speeding ticket and plan to
fight back in court. This piece of information a lone could be the one
thing that makes your case and breaks the states case against you.

The easiest way to sum up what I learned from this independent survey was
to just use my own police department as an example. Many of you are well
aware that I am a retired police officer from the State of Connecticut
with over 14 years of loyal and faithful service. I was forced to retire
in 1996 due to a line of duty injury, which caused me a permanent
disability. My own department had about 6 radar units in our inve ntory.
We would send out 1 or 2 of those 6 radar units to be inspected and
certified by an independent laboratory each and every year as required by
Connecticut Law, yet we would use all 6 of those radar units all the
time. Many of our radar units had not been sent out for inspection in
years. If and when we had to appear in court on a speeding ticket matter,
my department provided to me paperwork from whatever radar unit had been
sent out for calibration and certification that year, even though it may
have not been the unit I was using when I stopped the motorist for
speeding who was now appealing his ticket in court. Oftentimes I knew I
had paperwork from a different unit and other times I did not. As is the
case in most states, it takes months and months for a speeding ticket
matter to be brought up in court for trial and by that time many officers
forget which piece of police radar they were using when they made that
traffic stop and issued the speeding ticket. It is this reason most
officers are unaware they are going to court with paperwork that may not
necessarily be from the unit they were using many months ago. So just
using my own department for example, if we only calibrated 2 out of the 6
police radar units in our inventory each and every year as r equired by
law, then every speeding ticket issued with those 4 police radar units
that were never sent out for inspection and certification were issued
either illegally or unjustly, thus bringing me back to why I believe that
3 out of 5 speeding tickets issued every day in the United States was
issued unlawfully. This "bait & switch" practice did not just occur in my
own department, based on the survey I conducted it appears as though it
takes places in the majority of law enforcement agencies all across th e
United States and most likely everyday.

How This Helps You Beat Your Ticket

Ok, so now we know the truth, that the majority of law enforcement
agencies are unlawfully using police radar every day. What does this mean
to you, the motorist or to you, the operator who has received a speeding
ticket and wants to fight back? It means that you are know armed with
true insider information that you can use to help you beat a speeding
ticket that was issued with police radar.

Many of us have long suspected that the police do not play fair or by the
rules, and the results of my survey clearly point this fact out. Let me
tell you how we use this "bait & switch" against those law enforcement
agencies who don't play fair or within the scope of the law. If you find
yourself on the receiving end of a speeding ticket where police radar was
used, the most important piece of information you need to obtain with
your discovery request is a list of all models, makes and serial numbers
of each and every police radar unit the arresting department has in its
inventory along with the calibration and certification paperwork from
each unit. You may be met with some resistance but you must be determined
to obtain this important list. Seek the assistance of the trial court if
you are having difficulty with the arresting law enforcement agency. The
obvious reason you want this list is to check and be sure that this
department has calibration and certification paperwork for each and every
radar unit they have in the inventory. If you di scover they have 20
pieces of police radar and only have calibration and certification
paperwork for say 15 of those units, that means 5 of their radar units
may or are being used in violation of state law guidelines. You want to
bring this to the attention of the court. The point you want to make is
to get the court to believe this law enforcement agency may have used a
radar unit to stop and ticket you that had not been sent out for
calibration and certification. You want the court to suspect the
department may have used one of those 5 units unlawfully. This creates
reasonable doubt in your case and you could easily win a complete
dismissal of your speeding ticket.

As I have explained to you in my other three articles as well as in my
book entitled "An Educated Guide to Speeding Tickets - How to Beat &
Avoid Them!", if you are unfortunate to find yourself on the receiving
end of a speeding ticket you must remember to remain calm, be polite to
the officer, cooperate without admitting any guilt, and do not be afraid
to use a good excuse or ask for a written or oral warning from the
officer. And always appeal each and every speeding ticket because the
odds are in your favor if you fight back and go to court. Over 50% of
those who appeal their speeding ticket win in some fashion, be it a
compete dismissal or at least a reduction in either the fine or points on
their driving record.

For those of you who received a speeding ticket and police radar was
used, you must follow my advice and first, appeal your ticket in court,
and then request all calibration and certification records from each and
every piece of police radar the arresting department has in its
inventory. If you follow my advice as discussed in this article, you
should be able to raise doubt if you have uncovered a department has not
conformed to the calibration and certification laws in your state. You
should also follow all of the tips, tactics and strategies I talk about
In my book the "Educated Guide to Speeding Tickets." You should do your
homework and prepare for your day in court. Feel free to contact me if
you have any questions or need advice. You can contact me via my website
or telephone number as found in the "Educated Guide to Speeding Tickets"
book again which is available for purchase right here.

I hope you found this article both revealing and easy to understand.
Thank you for taking the time and interest in the reading of my articles.
May God bless us all and keep us safe upon the highways and byways.

								
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