Traffic Lawyer in Maryland For Speeding Tickets

Does An Officer Have To Prove Your Exact Speed For You To Get A Ticket?

It’s a common area of confusion for drivers in Maryland who receive traffic tickets. Does the officer need to prove your precise speed or simply show that you were speeding?

For example, if you get pulled over and the officer says you were going 73 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone and you believe his equipment was off by a mile or two, does that get you out of the ticket? Many people think that it does and that the officer is required to show that the person was found speeding at the exact speed the ticket was written for.

Sadly, this isn’t the case. As in the above example, the officer is not required to definitively show you were going 73 miles per hour. You could have been going 71 or 75 and it would not matter. All the officer must show is that you were exceeding the posted speed limit.

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