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  • Speeding Ticket (radar) officer operating radar from car parked in a no parking zone

    If the officer is parked in a no parking, no stopping or no standing zone and using his radar to catch people speeding.... is there a defense for a speeding ticket issued by that the officer if he was breaking the law (illegally parked or stopped or standing) to enforce the law? Or something like that? (New York State)

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    Re: Speeding Ticket (radar) officer operating radar from car parked in a no parking z

    Originally posted by JSS View Post
    If the officer is parked in a no parking, no stopping or no standing zone and using his radar to catch people speeding.... is there a defense for a speeding ticket issued by that the officer if he was breaking the law (illegally parked or stopped or standing) to enforce the law? Or something like that? (New York State)
    Probably not. WHERE the officer was parked doesn't change the fact that you were caught speeding.

    Pay the fine.
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      Re: Speeding Ticket (radar) officer operating radar from car parked in a no parking z

      Originally posted by JSS View Post
      If the officer is parked in a no parking, no stopping or no standing zone and using his radar to catch people speeding.... is there a defense for a speeding ticket issued by that the officer if he was breaking the law (illegally parked or stopped or standing) to enforce the law? Or something like that? (New York State)

      MOST states consider traffic violations as a STRICT liability offense. This means your state of mind as to intent to break one, negligent, recklessly, etc., has no bearing, therefore an officer's actions have no bearing, except of course if YOUR constitutional rights were violated by him, which they were not.

      This is a common question on message boards.

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