The court room was filled with people fighting their speed camera tickets. Person after person made one impassioned argument after another. Each time the judge finds them guilty and imposes the $40.00 fine plus court costs.
A few citizens said they mailed in a written request for the the officer that signed the citation to appear in court. Each time the employee of the speed camera firm that was under contract to the government said no request was ever received (yeah right!).
Then one guy's case is called. He wants the know why the person that signed citation isn't in court. Then right on cue, the man from the laser ticket firm says no request was ever received. The judge says to the defendant "Do you have any proof you made your request." He pulls out a copy of the letter which is handed to the judge. The judge says "Where did you mail it? " He says the address is on the letter. The judge asks the employee of the speed ticket company "Was the request sent to the right address." He sheepishly says "yes."
The judge says, "The defendant is telling me under oath he made the request and has a copy of the letter with the correct address. CASE DISMISSED!"
Will this work every time? I don't know. Also, I wasn't clear if the request was for the officer signing the citation or the operator of the equipment. In either case, directions for how to make the request were on the citation.