Radar guns

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 10 13:06:48 EDT 2006

Tom Winter wrote:
> Interestingly enough, because an actual officer isn't involved and they
> don't pull you over, the tickets carry only a fine and no points against
> your license. I'm not sure why, but there are apparently some legal issues
> involved.

I believe it may have something to do with the Bill of Rights:
From: http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=2667#6
Amendment VI - Speedy, Public Trial by Impartial Jury; Informed of 
Charge; Confront Accuser; Favorable Witnesses; Right to Counsel

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to
a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district
shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of
the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the
witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for
his defense.

If no officer is present to witness your infraction, there is no one
to confront to defend yourself.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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