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TRIAL WITH PROSECUTOR
 

In a normal trial the prosecutor calls the witness, examines the witness by asking questions and introduces evidence. You are not an attorney and trained in evidence procedures. The scope of the Tipmra is not to make you one. Accept the questions he asks in the style he asks them and don't object to the style. In the DEFENSES you will be told to object to certain things when he asks a question. These objections deal with admissibility and not style.

The arresting officer is called to the witness stand and the prosecutor asks him questions.  (Expect the officer to lie through his teeth)

After asking the officers name, years on the force and training background he will get to the particulars of your arrest.  The officer will remember your arrest (sure, even though he has arrested hundreds, maybe thousands since he arrested you, you know he is lying, the judge knows he is lying and the prosecutor knows he is lying, he does not remember your arrest, his memory is not that good and it does not matter, he is reading from the ticket and possibly his notes swearing that he remembers your arrest).

Now the evidence is introduced: 

Let us assume you were caught by a pace car.  That is the arresting officer used the speedometer in his car to determine your speed.

He will say something to the effect that he followed you for a certain distance at say 75 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. The prosecutor will ask him to identify both you and the car.

The Prosecution will now rest it's case: ( you may not know that they rested their case because the prosecutor may say "the Prosecution Rests" or he may say nothing and indicate that the witness is now yours. It makes no difference to you)

When the officers testimony is finished it is your turn.  Ask the following question.

“Officer (whatever his name), please present to the court documentation from an approved speedometer shop certifying the accuracy of the speedometer on the specific car used by yourself on or about the time of my arrest."

If he can't produce the document you have grounds for dismissal. If he does produce the documents you will follow up with other questions. The prosecutor may make objections and he may ask the officer follow up questions.

If he does not have the documents motion for dismissal: Read MOTIONS

When all is finished the Prosecutor will give a closing argument. When he is finished talking it is your turn to make a closing argument. When you are finished he gets one more shot at a closing argument, you don't.

If the Judge makes a ruling before you give your closing argument say: "Your Honor, you have rendered judgment without allowing the defense to make a closing argument.. I motion for a mistrial." He has no choice but to grant the motion because if this went to appeal he would look like a absolute incompetent idiot.