Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Defense Temporarily Foolproof
Since precedent has shown that traffic court will favor radar over an alleged violator’s testimony, it is no wonder that few people even attempt to contest a radar traffic ticket.
However, there is now a new strategy for fighting these tickets – a strategy that is guaranteed, especially in some Los Angeles courts. According to Vehicle Code Section 40802, a speed trap – which is illegal – is defined as “as any section of highway where a radar device is used when there is no engineering and traffic survey conducted within five years prior to the date of the alleged violation.”
In other words, in order for a radar device to be legally used, an engineering survey of the roadway must have been conducted within the last five years. If not, then the court cannot receive any testimony regarding the violation.
The last speed survey for some Los Angeles areas was done June 1, 1986, therefore, at the present time, no testimony can be taken regarding those tickets.