Reason # 137 as to why you should not “Play Lawyer” and Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer instead: Massachusetts Man Loses Speeding Ticket Case after unsuccessfully Cross-Examining Cop in effort to establish that the Radar… Scroll down to read more!




A Massachusetts man named Dennis Sayers (I couldn’t find a picture of him, sorry) has made the news for violating Honest Abe’s sage and age old advise…




Dennis was charged with going 40 mph in a 30 mph speed zone after being pulled over by a West Newbury police officer in mid November, 2016…



and Dennis decided to challenge his speeding ticket (for allegedly traveling in the Newburyport, Massachusetts District Court.



During cross-examination Dennis reportedly asked the cop if he was certain that the radar gun had captured the speed of vehicle as opposed to maybe something else….




No, not a fighter jet…




and no, not a chicken….




Yup… a deer.  In Court on Thursday, January 26th, 2017, a West Newbury, MA police officer reportedly testified that Dennis was going as fast as 51 mph and on cross Dennis reportedly suggested that a deer could have been in the same area, making the reading inaccurate.


The Judge reportedly asked Dennis: “You’re not contending the radar picked up the deer?”, to which Dennis reportedly replied that anything was possible.




Except for a deer doing 51 – 40 mph… because a deer’s maximum velocity is about 30 mph (click here for a link to top speeds for many animals)… the Judge did not buy that a deer running 40 mph was possible, and so the $105.00 ticket was upheld.



Memo to the Folks:  The best defense for any traffic citation anywhere is to hire a local traffic ticket lawyer.  It overwhelming odds are that you, like Dennis Sayers, have about as much business practicing law as I do piloting a space shuttle, meaning none.  Please understand that this is not personal to you.  It is a simple truism in the legal profession. It is very easy to screw up a case when one does not understand the complexities of the rules of evidence and art of cross-examination, and it is also the reason the Honest Abe Lincoln famously said that “he who represents himself has a fool for a client”.  Please do not be that fool.  



Memo to the Folks continued:  I can’t speak to everywhere, but in Miami, Fl, where I have been a practicing criminal defense lawyer for more than a quarter of a century, I can tell you with absolute certainty that there are many skilled and experienced traffic lawyers who know the law, the procedure, the Judge and probably the cop.  In short you will almost certainly get both competent representation and a better result for a relatively small fee / investment.  



When it comes to the subject of “Cops, Courts and Constitutions” you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can’t stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.


At Michael A. Haber, P.A. “Its all about reasonable doubt”!


Michael A. Haber, Esq. is prepared to speak with you about your case!


Cell: 305-798-2220; Office: 305-381-8686; Toll Free: 1-888-SHARK-8-1



THIS BLOG POST (AS ARE ALL OF HABERPA BLOG POSTS) IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH IS PRIMARILY DESIGNED, BY WAY OF REAL WORLD EXAMPLE, TO ASSIST THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN AVOIDING CONDUCT WHICH COULD FORESEEABLY RESULT IN ARREST AND PROSECUTION!  


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