Concerned About Running Your Laser Jammer in Texas? (1 Viewer)

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According to the OP in this thread (which I'm glad you found!!!) It's limited to a Class C misdemeanor, which means NO possible prison time, NO points on your license, and a maximum $500 fine. That's good to know! I'd rather risk a $500 jammer ticket than a $1000 speeding ticket. Especially if, as was mentioned, it's a "fix it" ticket, where you may fix it and only pay $10 :D
Not sure how "fix it" works, gotta prove it is uninstalled? What if someone say reinstalled it right after? Still same punishment? Even if it is a parking sensor?! :p
 

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As explained by this segment of the Vehicle Equipment Section of the Texas Transportation Code, all vehicle equipment violations are at a minimum of a Class C misdemeanor. As explained above they are absolutely nothing to worry about on your criminal record, they are a misdemeanor in order to give you the right to a trial by jury.

Pay attention to subsection c:

In the event that you receive a citation for the operation of a laser jammer, call the court offices there and see if they will allow you to remove the jammer in exchange for it being a fix it ticket meaning you only pay 10 dollars in court fees. If they say yes, remove the jammer, go to the court offices, an officer will walk out and check your vehicle, you go in, pay your $10, walk out, re-install your jammer heads.

From the original post ^^

That briefly explains "fix it" tickets, which are also sometimes issued for license plate covers and brake lights, etc. If you're lucky enough to only get one of these, then yes, do just that :) remove your jamming heads, take it to the courthouse, pay the $10, and throw them back on afterwards. No harm done.
 

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Not too shabby... Was concerned about being ordered to destroy things, or getting hundreds of dollars in equipment confescated.

Kinda kills the risk/benefit ratio.

of course no one here would break the law, nor would I. Never.
 

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Not too shabby... Was concerned about being ordered to destroy things, or getting hundreds of dollars in equipment confescated.

Kinda kills the risk/benefit ratio.

of course no one here would break the law, nor would I. Never.
Now you're getting it :p welcome to RDF! where lidar jammers are PARKING SENSORS and radar detectors are wheel balancers!
 

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I was stuck in traffic in front of a DPS Charger yesterday. Rear jammers in full view for probably 20 minutes as we inched up 59 to my exit. I don't think they are observing this statute very closely.
 

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Virginia excluded, I think most states don't really care that much, or the LEOs just aren't really educated on the matter. Seriously, I can't point to a specific thread (besides virginia) where someone was cited simply for having jammers, or even JTK.
 

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Virginia excluded, I think most states don't really care that much, or the LEOs just aren't really educated on the matter. Seriously, I can't point to a specific thread (besides virginia) where someone was cited simply for having jammers, or even JTK.
Probably because virginians don't realize they can only have parking sensors.
 

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Surprisingly even some of the best have been ticketed there. Cops there know what to look for, and how to tell if you have a jammer. They do stuff like fire a laser shot while you're sitting still at a red light, to see if their gun gets delay (standing still, it shouldn't get any delay unless you have a jammer). Then they ticket you for the jammer, and anything else they can find. Gotta be sneaky there.
 

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Surprisingly even some of the best have been ticketed there. Cops there know what to look for, and how to tell if you have a jammer. They do stuff like fire a laser shot while you're sitting still at a red light, to see if their gun gets delay (standing still, it shouldn't get any delay unless you have a jammer). Then they ticket you for the jammer, and anything else they can find. Gotta be sneaky there.
It's nice that both ALP and Stinger have modes where if you're traveling below a certain speed it automatically disarms the jammers. I guess unless you're going over PSL+10 it's much lower risk to simply not run jammers.
 

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It's nice that both ALP and Stinger have modes where if you're traveling below a certain speed it automatically disarms the jammers. I guess unless you're going over PSL+10 it's much lower risk to simply not run jammers.
I still go back to the question: what is the punishment for running jammers? IMO, unless you're just not going to speed, I'd rather run the risk of a $100 ticket if that's the most it can be. Now if it's jail time/points/cut our your jammers, I'd think again. But a $100 fine for jammers in a state where speeding may cost me jail time? Yeah I think I'll take my chance with the jammers.
 

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Even when they were legal in Texas old RDnet forum member Dave got a ticket for obstruction of justice when he was caught jamming Richardson PD but he never got back to us with the results of his case. If I recall he was also on his cell phone at the time and jammed to gun. He also had one of the loudest pickup trucks I've ever heard in my life. Dave wasn't really about "stealth"
 
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