Re: Pulled Over Because Officer Didn't Know Law
I assume he saw both your movement o9n the sidewalk and the vehicle you were operating. So, even if he had no cause to stop you for driving with a passenger,it sounds as if he may have had good cause to stop you for driving on the sidewalk. Whether a judge will consider the distance you traveled to be relevant is anyone's guess.
Go to court and tell the story to the judge. See what happens. You can also consider hiring an attorney who can make a suppression motion ,,, though,I suspect the cost of an attorney will be several times the total cost of the citation if you are found guilty.
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