Dirtybill-1. The Crown-0.
Ha Ha!! Beat the speeding ticket! The cop who did the clocking on radar didn't show up for court. The cop who wrote the ticket did, but that's not good enough. Charge was dismissed.
Virtual drinks are on me!
To celebrate, I stopped at Carter Honda and took out the Moto Guzzi Quota they have, for a spin and promptly broke the speed limit in first gear
Never got to present any of my evidence at court so I don't know if it will hold up. I'll find out, if they ever set a court date for the ticket I got in New West 4 months ago.
Congrats Dbill, I'll have a "Crown and 7" please.
I guess it works both ways, if the cop didn't witness it (hit ya with the gun), it means nothing.
hey bill, just curious. I haven't recieved my court date yet, but what kind of evidence were you going to bring with you and what was your argument against the ticket. I'm trying to put my case together and don't really know anyone else that has disputed before.
I've got a form that requests all evidence that the Crown has on the case. I guess it's the same as "disclosure" in a criminal trial. After I finally had a court date set, I sent a registered letter to the Crown Prosecutor's office with this form, which requested all pertinent evidence to be shown to me. I downloaded the form from the VROM site. I still don't know if the Crown HAS to disclose this info as I didn't get that far today.
I also found an old newspaper clipping while we were packing the other day. It's a story about a guy in Kelowna who won a traffic case because the judge ruled that a court date that is more than a year after the alleged offense is an "unreasonable" length of time. The same judge ruled that 9 months is reasonable. If any one has access to provincial traffic act precedents, I can give you the name of the judge and the defendant cos I don't know if the newpaper clipping by itself would be considered evidence. You might need a transcript or at least the photocopied verdict.
I was also going to question the cop with the hand held radar as to his shooting profiency on the shooting range. The cop told me they'd clocked me at 20 kph over on the Cambie st bridge so I guess that's 70kph??? Even if you're a good shot, 70kph on a bike isn't the easiest target to hit. Was also going to ask how he knew he got me when radar automatically locks on to the biggest target. Could there have been another vehicle close to me?