Thursday, April 30, 2009

No Justice...

I have said it before and I will say it again - I AM NOT A FAN OF PHOENIX - I was there in February and got what I felt was an unjust speeding ticket... Well I decided to fight it and went to court this Monday to appear before the judge. It cost me a free frequent flyer trip and a free rental car certificate...

I had an amazing case against the officer prepared; I attacked his training, the calibration of the radar gun, his positioning and my capability to accelerate in the distance at which I was clocked. I was clear, calm, respectful, articulate and intelligent. The officer had none of the evidence I asked for and the court recognized that my case law (example from a higher court) was sufficient to disregard his evidence (or lack there of).

I really thought I was going to beat the ticket. I did so much research, prepared for a week - and then she took Judaical Notice...

JUDICIAL NOTICE: A doctrine of evidence applied by a court that allows the court to recognize and accept the existence of a particular fact commonly known by persons of average intelligence without establishing its existence by admitting evidence in a civil or criminal action.

This means that even though I presented a clear case against the officer, and he had no evidence to back up his claims she took his word over mine...

$219.00 later I am back home - feeling wronged...just wronged...

2 comments:

3Leonards said...

Wow. Sorry 'bout that. :(

Carley said...

...were you speeding??