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Fighting an Aircraft Speeding Ticket: A Few Potential Defenses

April 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law, Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Fighting an Aircraft Speeding Ticket: A Few Potential Defenses

Police in Ohio are using aircraft (helicopters) routinely to cite speeding drivers on Ohio roads.  If you are cited for speeding based on the observations of officers in a police aircraft, are there any unique defenses available?   Yes.   If you are facing an aircraft speeding ticket (i.e. helicopter), some questions to ask in […]

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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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Speeding Conviction Overturned Where Court Failed to Take Proper Judicial Notice of Accuracy of Laser

April 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Overturned Where Court Failed to Take Proper Judicial Notice of Accuracy of Laser

When it comes to the reliability of laser or other speed devices, the court does not necessarily have to hear expert testimony in every case.  Rather, as a kind of shortcut, Ohio courts are allowed to take “judicial notice” of a specific laser or radar device’s scientific reliability if it has been proven before in […]

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Speeding Conviction Vacated for Failure to Introduce Evidence of Scientific Reliability of Laser Gun

January 31, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Vacated for Failure to Introduce Evidence of Scientific Reliability of Laser Gun

In order to establish speeding beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecutor must prove that: (1) the laser device is in good condition for accurate readings, (2) the officer is qualified to administer the laser device, and (3) the specific laser or other speed measuring device is scientifically reliable. In one recent Ohio case – East Liverpool […]

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The Problem with “Pacing” Suspected Speeders

January 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on The Problem with “Pacing” Suspected Speeders

An Ohio appeals court issued an interesting decision the other day on the issue of pacing.  The case is State v. Jarosz, 2013-Ohio-5839.   “Pacing” is a method often used by officers to determine whether a driver is speeding.  But, in order to properly pace a vehicle, the officer must take certain steps.  In this case, […]

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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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Speeding Conviction Overturned

April 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Overturned

In this case, the officer observed a car that appeared to be traveling above the posted speed limit of 65 mph.  He took two measurements of the car’s speed with a laser speed detector.  Based on those, he stopped the car, which was driven by the defendant, and cited him with speeding in violation of […]

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