False. The officer does not have to bring the radar gun to court, just like he doesn’t have to let you see it on the side of the road.
However, if your attorney has a relationship with the officer and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office it would probably be possible to see the radar or LIDAR unit. It should be as simple as asking to meet up with the officer somewhere to view it.
With that said, I don’t see why seeing the radar unit would matter. As long as the officer can testify that it was checked and found to be accurate before and after his shift, that is usually enough to satisfy the judge that it was working.
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