What good will [lying or] contesting do?
There are many ways to defeat a charge beyond the "did or didn't do the
deed" evidence, like due process mistakes, miss-enforecement, void for
vuageness, procedural error "testilying", lack of elements,
miss-codification (bad statute), conflicts of law, and many more types of
collateral attacks/defences or demmurers than I can list here.
The courts are already totaly overburdened with existing cases !
If everyone who was cited with a traffic infraction were to demand a jury
trial. and did due dilligence with discovery etc, the courts would collapse
under the strain with the CURRENT caseload.
> People are assumng something that I can't assume, which is that in a
> transparent, surveillanced society that courts would exist in the way
> I think they'd be nearly obsolete.
> If every act was archived, every action known by all, prosecutors,
> and judges would have to go the way of the dodo.For this reason alone, it
> couldn't happen, since lawyers need jobs as much as criminals do.
> The way it is today, these kinds of arguments find wieght. When
> known what good will lying or contesting do?
With such technology comes the technology to counterfeit surveillance
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