My question involves vehicle maintenance laws for the State of: New Jersey
I was pulled over this evening for I don't know what. I was traveling the speed limit and not swerving. The police vehicle that was tailing me for a good mile initiated a traffic stop. He asked for my paperwork which was all in order and asked, "Are you aware your drivers side brake light is nonfunctional?" I said no. he then walked back to his patrol car.. A good 10 min later, he comes back with a ticket for 54 dollars.... I was a bit irritated, but I was polite and kind to the officer, and figured, "He's a cop, so it must be true." I got to my destination and had friends step on my brake pedal numerous times, and ALL OF MY LIGHTS ARE FUNCTIONAL! Brake lights, tail lights and turn signals!! I continued to check my brake lights all night just to be sure it wasn't a temporary short, but my lights continue to function normally.
What do I do?? I feel like I'm being robbed, was I just made a fool of by a peace officer?? Somebody who you're supposed to trust??