Lidar Beam Angle Spread Speeding Virginia Arlington

Lidar Beam Angle Spread & Speeding Charge – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for a Speeding Charge In Virginia.

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Lidar Beam Angle Spread & Speeding Charge In Virginia

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Lidar Beam Angle Spread Speeding Virginia Arlington
Lidar Beam Angle Spread Speeding Virginia Arlington

Adrian v. Commonwealth

Facts:

A police officer, using a laser device, determined that defendant was speeding, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-874 and the lidar beam from the speeding vehicle spread in an angle that caused disturbance to the other vehicles on the road, visibility problem. The Commonwealth introduced a “Certificate of Calibration” and the officer’s testimony that he checked the device each morning. However, the officer stated that the only way to confirm the accuracy of the device in determining the speed of a moving vehicle was by the certificate.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 46-215.2, the predecessor to Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-882, does not eliminate the necessity for the Commonwealth to prove that a machine used for measuring speed has been properly set up and recently tested for accuracy. That rule also applies to § 46.2-882.
  • Although Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-882 provides an exception to the hearsay rule for a certificate showing the accuracy of a speedometer or tuning fork used in testing a device, it does not provide such an exception for a certificate showing the accuracy of the device itself.

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Lidar Beam Angle Spread & Speeding Charge In Virginia

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Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

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Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.