Got pulled over for speeding awhile back. The circumstances, 77 in a 60 here in Texas, land of prima facia speed limits. Light traffic, favorable conditions ect. Road was a three lane per direction Interstate highway. Limit increases to 75 about two miles ahead from where I was stopped. Speed determination was with a LIDAR unit that hasn’t been calibrated in about 18 months. I can’t be exact on that right now, all the paperwork is at home.
I’m working on getting a copy of the speed survey from Txdot but they’ll only provide it in response to a freedom of info request as far as I can tell.
I’m a prose defendant in a municipal court of record. My stratagy is to convince the jury that my speed was reasonable under the conditions then present, or at least convince them that a speed higher than 60 was reasonable.
My questions are: how do I submit evidence properly, and what should I ask during voir dire? Any thing I’m not thinking of?
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