A big congrats to Richard for getting a ticket kicked out in Texas last week. When you stick to just asking for the facts the prosecutors rely on to prove their arguments/accusations, they tend to fold. If their accomplices in black robes don’t bail them out the tickets are usually kicked out.
From Richard’s email to me about what happened:
I know you like feedback so I’m writing you to tell you my case was dismissed. As you might have guessed.
I went for trial this morning. First thing was a meeting with the prosecutor, she was handing me information for my discovery request. Which I sent in last week, asking for evidence of jurisdiction, names of witnesses, and their first hand knowledge of jurisdiction. She left me an voicemail on Friday, saying I should consult a lawyer about the issue of jurisdiction. When I went in today, we had the meeting where she handed me the list of the one witness, the officer. I asked for evidence of jurisdiction. She referred to the constitution saying because I’m a citizen it applies. I repeated my request for evidence of this. Then she offered me a reduction in the ticket, which by the way was a speeding ticket in a work zone with workers present. $400. She offered me half off with $100 court cost. I said I’d like to go to trial instead and I’m not paying the ticket.
I gotta say, I was real nervous. I went back to the waiting room looking through all the scripts I got from you, trying to figure out how to word everything. 10 minutes later my name was called again. I thought it was time for trial. I was taken back to the prosecutor again, she told me it was my lucky day and the officer couldn’t remember what had happened that day. Case dismissed.
I laughed the whole way home!Thanks for all your work.
The dismissal is here: