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Speeding Conviction Overturned Where State Failed to Establish Scientific Reliability of Specific Radar Device

May 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Overturned Where State Failed to Establish Scientific Reliability of Specific Radar Device

We have seen several “judicial notice” speeding cases recently in the Ohio Courts of Appeals.  Most recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeals overturned a speeding conviction based on faulty judicial notice by the trial court.   If the state fails to prove the scientific reliability of a specific radar or laser device and the […]

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Is Expert Testimony Necessary to Prove Reliability of Moving Radar or Laser Speed Devices in Ohio?

January 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Is Expert Testimony Necessary to Prove Reliability of Moving Radar or Laser Speed Devices in Ohio?

The Eighth District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case last week regarding expert testimony, judicial notice and radar speed guns in Ohio.  Cleveland v. Craig, 2013-Ohio-5742.  The case delves into the history of radar speed devices and the ways in which Ohio courts have tested and determined their accuracy from the 1950’s forward. The facts […]

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