Today i got clocked with lidar going 84 in a 65. I am hoping to appeal the ticket so we will see what happens. The only error he wrote on the ticket was he mis spelled my last name. Its spelt Johnsen and he spelt it Johnson. All the other info is correct. Is there any chance with this small mis spelling i could hope for the citation to be dropped?
Also i was reading up on lidar detectors and a site said sence they are light based the position of the UV from the sun could give some error. I was going east bound just before sunset so the sun was directly behind me.
Would either of these have any influence on weather or not i could get the citation dropped?
The only thing you can hope for is the LEO not showing up. Otherwise, you're better off paying the ticket and saving the court costs. The misspelled name makes no difference. He has your DL number, address, and license plate number correct, so unless he botched all of the above, just pay the ticket and don't speed in that area.
Clerical errors on tickets don't hold any sway with judges whatsoever, and laser is widely regarded as infallible in the LE community. I agree with the above -- just pay it and move on. Fighting it without a lawyer will fail.
I just got a ticket with lidar going 93 in a 65. I know I was not going 93 because my cruise was set at 80 when I saw the officer and hit the brakes. The officer checked lidar on the ticket but wrote in est. Is there any chance i can fight this ticket? I'll agree to 75. When the officer asked how fast I was going i told him 75 because I new i had to be less than 80.