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    gtbprez is offline Junior Member
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    right to see radar gun reading

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    When I was stopped by police for speeding, I requested to see the radar gun reading. But he said he already turned it off and claimed that they are not required to show the reading. Do I have the right to see the reading? If so, don't I have a strong case for dismissal? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbprez
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    When I was stopped by police for speeding, I requested to see the radar gun reading. But he said he already turned it off and claimed that they are not required to show the reading. Do I have the right to see the reading? If so, don't I have a strong case for dismissal? Thanks.
    Q: Do I have the right to see the reading?

    A: No.
    There are two rules for success:

    (1) Never tell everything you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbprez
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    When I was stopped by police for speeding, I requested to see the radar gun reading. But he said he already turned it off and claimed that they are not required to show the reading. Do I have the right to see the reading? If so, don't I have a strong case for dismissal? Thanks.
    Sounds like a broken record. Why won't folks search previous posts????
    If you feel my answer is rude, mean, snarky or in anyway not to your liking, I did my job. You don't need to tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer72
    Sounds like a broken record. Why won't folks search previous posts????
    Sounds like a job for ze Meethbusters!
    [url]http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/about/about.html[/url]

    The myth: When I am stopped by the police and I ask to see the radar reading, I have the right to see the reading.

    Adam: We should ask a police officer.

    Police Officer: That is not true. We are not required to show the radar reading.

    Jamie: Let's test this myth to see if it's true.

    Fast Forward to end of show...

    The Mythbuster Cadillac is ablaze and the crash test dummy is mangled beyond recognition.

    Adam and Jamie together: This myth is BUSTED!
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    gtbprez is offline Junior Member
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    I actually did search the forum for previous posts, but could not find a clear answer on this, specifically in NJ. I also found this on the Q&A:

    [url]http://law.freeadvice.com/general_practice/traffic_law/speeding_radar.htm[/url]

    I wasn't sure if that meant seeing the radar gun in court or seeing the actual reading on the gun. So I posted a question, just to clarify, broken record or not.

    Seniorjudge, thanks for the quick reply!
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    About the only thing you will accomplish asking to see the RADAR reading is to piss off the LEO and increase the probability the officer will remember you.

    Best approach is to be respectful, apologetic and anything else you can do to make the stop as safe and as short as possible.

    Once the ticket is written, save the drama for court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie0723
    ...Once the ticket is written, save the drama for court....
    Oh!

    Please!!

    No!!!
    There are two rules for success:

    (1) Never tell everything you know.
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    Sorry Sr. Judge but that is what you guys get paid the big bucks for

    I don't understandpeople who want to argue with the guy carrying a gun and wearing the nice hat.

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