Police cruiser speedometer Calibration...CA LAWS???
I live in Northern California and got a ticket in late July for allegedly going 65 in a 35, but the "nice" officer wrote me down to 55. He had no radar and at the time said NOTHING about pacing me. Rather he said he saw me pass and could hear my engine acclerating while he was parked at the 7-11.
To cut a long story short....
I lost the court case as the cop claimed he was pacing me, however, I know for a fact he was not. The Judge asked to see the calibration log for the vehicle however the officer admitted his vehicle has not been calibrated. The judge told him he was supposed to get this done every year.
I need to know how this can apply to me and possibly to an appeal. If it is true that the officer's cruiser needs a speedometer calibration every year I see a possiblity of my case being dismissed as it casts reasonable doubt that I was going 65.
Thanks for any and all help, any ordinaces or laws, would greatly help as I need to research further beyond the realm of a public forum!