Beautiful Hoboken, New Jersey is one of the most popular cities in New Jersey and also a big commuter city for people working in New York. With that in mind, it is no wonder that local police are always on the lookout for anyone breaking a traffic law. When it comes to speeding in Hoboken, there are a lot of ways to get caught including:
· Visual spotting
· Pace car
Since their approval, radar guns are a very popular way for Hoboken police to catch a speeder because of its ability to determine the exact speed a vehicle is traveling-that is, if everything on the gun and the operator is working correctly. Because of the financial and legal implications of a Hoboken speeding ticket, this is a traffic ticket that is always worth fighting. If you have received a Hoboken speeding ticket from a radar gun, here’s a look at some of the defenses that might be available to you:
- Challenge the equipment: How old is the gun? When was the last time the radar gun was properly calibrated? Radar guns need to be properly calibrated (with corresponding proof) every 30-60 days and the prosecution needs to prove it if they want the speeding charges against you to hold any water.
- Challenge the officer: What good is a radar gun if you don’t know how to use it? Challenging the training of an officer is another viable defense in Hoboken speeding cases.
- Challenge the circumstances: What else was happening at the time you were pulled over that might call into question the radar reading? For instance, if you were pulled over during a busy time on the road and traveling alongside other cars driving the same speed, how can the police be sure that it was your car that it clocked?
In most speeding scenarios, the radar gun reading is the only piece of evidence the prosecution has against you so a successful challenge of the equipment, officer and/or circumstances of the radar gun will also very likely result in a successful dismissal of the speeding charge against you. Because of the technical nature of challenging a radar gun, working with an experienced Hoboken radar gun attorney represents your best chance of defeating the speeding ticket. The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt can help.
The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
Why hire Thomas Carroll Blauvelt to fight your Hoboken radar gun ticket? Because he has the experience and success record you want on your side. With over two decades of experience fighting every type of New Jersey traffic ticket issued, Thomas Carroll Blauvelt will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or eliminated completely. If you have recently received a Hoboken radar gun ticket, give me a call today. Your first consultation is always free and designed to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you!