Originally Posted by KJ
I got the exact same ticket in court in Toronto. I used the exact same line of questioning as you did in court:
- How did you know it was too loud?
- What is too loud in dB?
- Did you have a decibal reading device?
If not, he has NO measurable way of saying your car was too loud.
Long story short, the judge threw the ticket out.
It took quite a while to go through the trial because people don't normally go through trial. By the time we were finished, the people from the next time slot were already waiting in the court room.
I basically proved the cop was full of shit and people were saying to me on the way out "Hey buddy, you did a great job up there".
On my way out of the court room, 1 of the 3 cops that were stuck in the room waiting for me to finish (it's not proper if they get up midway through my trial so they had to wait until I finished) comes up to me and this bitch says to me (i.e. female officer) "I KNOW YOUR EXHAUST IS ILLEGAL AND YOU KNOW IT TOO. THE NEXT TIME I PULL YOU OVER I'M GOING TO TOW YOUR CAR AWAY!!!".
Stupid bitch didn't know shit because my exhaust was 100% LEGAL.
I would fight this for sure because this guy is full of shit.
He sounds like a jealous guy who pulls over nice cars.
I'd actually like to know his name in case he was the same prick that pulled me over!
+++ good method of defeating his argument - well done!