^^^ Yep. Absolutely. I don't care if the officer admits he made everything up in open court - I'd find you guilty as a matter of principle. Hell, I'd probably even vote for the death penalty if they would give me the option.
We are talking about a stupid *** speeding ticket - not a murder trial. Geez.
If I have to get dragged into court (along with a whole jury!) and miss a day's work over a silly ticket - I say **** ya in the neck!
Maybe when everyone is done wasting time over your stupid ticket, the jury members MIGHT each get a check for $10 or so out of the deal. It probably won't even cover parking for the day.
Requesting a jury in on a speeding ticket is just plain inconsiderate to everyone in my opinion. Sure its your constitutional right - but still makes you look like an asshat.
If its not quite as obvious you are not at fault, what makes you think a jury is going to find you not guilty? Are you hoping that the whole jury just thinks all cops are full of **** and the case will get dismissed because of that? A jury is instructed to use the same criteria a judge is sooooo whats the damn difference?
All that ranting done, I'm glad you are fighting the system! As I said in an earlier post, I'm all for figting for what is right and I've done it many times. However, if its as obvious as you say that you are not guilty - I think you should let a judge decide that in this case.