In Virginia, Law enforcement officers often times use radar or lidar in order to catch drivers of reckless driving and speeding. While these devices can be strong evidence, it is not always the “nail in the coffin.” As with any computer or machine, these devices must be properly calibrated to ensure accuracy and can lead to improper results.
A skilled attorney must properly evaluate these devices, their calibration sheets, as well as the application by law-enforcement to determine if there was some flaw in their results. Recently, it has been also additional cases from the US Supreme Court that have highlighted the need to review these results.
If you have questions about radar and lidar devices, or you're facing a reckless charge in Virginia, feel free to give James Abrenio a call.