hello, I am new to this board, my name is matt and I live in everett WA.
anyway, the other day I was driving to work and was going to get over to pull off the freeway so I pulled in front of an unmarked police car and got over 1 more lane, well he followed me and pulley me over. when he came up to the window he rudely asked me where my radar detector was. I told him I had one in my console but did not have it hooked up. ( had it with me because I needed to get a bracket for it to mount it.) Also it doesn't matter much because they are legal to use. He then wrote me up for going 5 over because I was pacing him. When I asked to see the proof I was speeding he said he didn't need proof and pacing was all he needed.
I am writing this because I don't know what I should do,
do I fight it on my own and probably lose because I don't have a spot free record, or should I get a lawyer. I can admit when I speed but this time I wasn't speeding and I have been trying to clean up my record. If I do contest it, what should I ask for and when, I.E. so the cop has to show up, and what do I say in front of the judge?
thanks in advace for the advice,