At my level of physics competency, one could google the max power (MP) and mass (M) of the cop car and solvethink you could add in the part about how fast he had to go to catch up if a Dodge Charger was going full throttle for 1/4 mile?
Hire a traffic lawyer. It's for a minor moving violation so it will not be expensive. Don't try to recreate the scene. It's useless as it's easily thrown out.He was in an SUV. I am assuming a Ford explore but not sure. Will have to look at the dash cam.
Hire a traffic lawyer. It's for a minor moving violation so it will not be expensive. Don't try to recreate the scene. It's useless as it's easily thrown out.
Edit: adding in, I've hired them before and so have many of my friends. It's always worth it as they'll most likely get it dropped all together. It doesn't cost thousands either. Especially for something like that.
Cops are considered 'witnesses' to your alleged infraction. They are not prosecutors or attorneys. You can cross-examine them like any other witness in a court of law, just as they will be required to answer the TBD if you file that first (or defendant wins by default). In other words, don't be intimated.
They are hostile in the sense that their claims about your lack of safety may be more narrative than fact because the city or county generates revenue through traffic citations, especially where the citation seems unreasonable or is based on invalid grounds, such as an illegally low speed limit or where the infraction leaves room for interpretation (basic speed law).
Cops, to you the defendant, are hostile witnesses, especially of they show up up to make a 'bad' ticket stick. This is why you don't reveal your strategy or intent to fight your ticket to the witness whilst stopped. You want them to forget while you remember every detail. Always save your case or statement of facts for your TBD or trial date.
I went back and checked the time stamps and match with google maps for 1/4 mile (that the sheriff said I was hard accelerating for) and it took me 23 seconds to go 1/4 mile. That is slower that a geo metro and smartcar.
Tell the doctor that your blood must pool along your back, not in your legs. Crazy acceleration achieves that.Tesla acceleration is my dopamine hit during these difficult times. I wonder if I can get a doctor’s note saying it’s medically necessary for me to accelerate quickly (not necessarily speed, though that helps the dopamine, too)...
Also the points and the increased insurance premium for several years? I think at worst, the financial calculus would be a break even but at least he would get justice and not get points on his license.Pay the small fine and move on. You will spend way more money trying to fight this. I'm surprised they didn't just throw "reckless driving" or "basic rules of the road" on there too.