Legal Defense Fund against Piperton, TN Speeding Ticket – FOR APPEAL TO HIGHER COURT!

Update posted by Paul Westblade On Feb 02, 2017

On February 1, 2017 in Piperton Court hosted my "Trial."

My video was introduced and shown in court several times during the trial. I testified as to the method of determining speed based on the mathematical formula (Simple, really) in the video, but in the end, the Judge refused to "Give it any weight" because he "just couldn't understand the technology." HOWEVER, the Judge decided to find me guilty because "it looks like you were going fast." He also stated that he was "Very Familiar with that stretch of highway, and I have never seen anyone driving under the speed limit"...Then, he said with a grin "They can write tickets there all day, it's like fish in a barrel"... Let that sink in...

The officer was obviously coached in his testimony, and he molded his testimony to fit a guilty verdict, not the truth. It seemed the officer was trying to cover his hind-end and keep his job. This officer has written HUNDREDS of tickets since my ticket August 26, 2017, and his memory leading up to my stop was Crystal Clear, while his memory of our conversation and interaction was nonexistent. The officer even supposedly remembered the speed of the 18 wheeler in front of my vehicle to be exactly 57 mph, while he couldn't remember the speed of the vehicle behind me. (That is crucial info to the case, by the way)... I say this, because what the officer said was his recollection of the truth, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN. There were several examples of officer contradictions throughout his testimony and cross-examination. The Judge sided with the prosecution despite Empirical evidence to the contrary of the testimony of the ONLY STATE WITNESS< The Officer. It seems that they protect their financial interests at all costs.

An interesting note, the Judge halted testimony to take a "Very Important Phone Call" from the bench. As it turns out, it was his clerk giving him details on an upcoming fundraiser dinner in Collierville, or something like that. He talked briefly about it with the Prosecutor and my Attorney after the call. I was dumbfounded that the judge would take a phone call during a trial.

I can say, that while the court went through the motions of a trial, the ONLY logical conclusion is that the outcome was a foregone conclusion. I simply cannot believe the judge "couldn't understand" the method of determining speed. That doesn't make sense.

It is going to cost $400 in Appeal Bond Fees plus attorney's fees to appeal. I have 10 days to file it.

You can do a quick google search for "Piperton TN Speed Trap" and find MANY Examples of people just like me who claim innocence and wrongful tickets, but can't prove it. I CAN> I HAVE. Even though the evidence and logic fell on deaf ears (or plugged ears).

ONE MORE NOTE: I gave the officer and the court the benefit of the doubt, and an opportunity to show the world that they were interested in Justice, and that they had not individually compromised their morals and ethics for the almighty dollar. >>> The officer has proven who he is, and what his ethics are. >>>The Prosecutor's ethics were never thought to be in existence, and he reinforced that fact.>>> And While I would hate to draw conclusions about the Judge, I simply can't seem to find a logical reason for his ruling, so draw your own conclusions based on what actions and remarks were made by him during the trial.

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Update posted by Paul Westblade On Nov 09, 2016

I have retained The Hodum Law Office in Collierville, TN to represent me(us!) in court. He has filed for an extension to move the court date to December 12th, and is filing subpoenas for the Officer's Records as well as records for the RADAR device calibrations.

He likes my case and is optimistic that we will get a fair trial with my assigned Judge.

I am still short of my funds for my attorney, so please donate if you can.


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Hi Paul, My name is Kim Carroll and my husband was in Piperton’s kangaroo court on11/16/16. He was told to appear at 8:00 a.m. to have his case heard. At 8 o’clock city prosecuting attorney, Mark McDaniel appeared and told everyone that the judge would not be there for another hour and a half but that he would be handling the cases. There was no person representing impartiality to render a decision and there was no court reporter recording the proceedings. Mr. McDaniel proceeded to tell my husband that he was reducing the false ticket from 77 to 74 mph so there would be no points or record of the ticket but my husband was still going to be charged $180 fine and he was to pay the clerk at the back of the room before he left. Mr. McDaniel never asked how my husband was pleading, if he had an attorney, if he wanted an attorney w

Kim Carroll

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Go after them, Paul. Sounds like you were in a kangaroo court.

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Give 'em hell!! I would contact Andy Wise... he loves situations like this

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Paul Westblade putting a stop to the Piperton MAN!!!

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Thank YOU!

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