My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
Good morning everyone and thank you for reading my post. I was pulled over on February 8, 2015 at 2200. The weather conditions were wet and was hailing that evening. According to the officer he paced me 53MPH on a 35 MPH. I did not want to argue with the officer and make things worse for me since he has the ability other things wrong and make my life miserable. However, I know for a fact that I was not going that fast... and I will explain why.
The officer turned the lights seconds before I turned into my driveway, I thought he was responding to a call until he pulled into my driveway right behind me. I was confused and wondered what I had done wrong. He approached my window and he did the funniest thing that probably is the reason that I got a ticket. But I guess is just my opinion and the court will not believe me. Anyways, as he got to the window puffed his chest and stroke a pose as if he was trying to notice he had a badge. At first I was dumbfounded about what I just witnessed and I could not help to laugh. The look on his face change when I started laughing and then asked me if I knew the speed zone. I replied 40 MPH. He said no, is 35 mph and I paced you 53 MPH on a 35 MPH zone. However, there are several inconsistencies proving I'm innocent.
First off, about 200 feet before my house there is a rail road and about 10 feet past the rail road the speed zone changes from 40 MPH to 35 miles per hour. How can the officer have paced me going that fast when I was slowing down before I past the rail road. Later I will try to scan a diagram I drew that show where the speed zone change on the road I live on.
I know I was not speeding and I'm afraid that if the judge rules against me I will be screwed. I graduated last summer with a Bachelors degree in criminal justice. My goal is to get a job in probation/ parole and if that don't work I will try US Customs. Another issue is that I currently work as a security officer and my employer told me that if I get convicted I will most likely be terminated for having too many points on my record. I knew that when I was offered the job. The company check our driving record often, so I had to tell my boss. Why would I risk getting fired, or even better. I'm concern that this may affect my chances of getting the career I have been chasing for so long just because a police officer abused his power.
Anyone have any suggestions? I plead not guilty and my pre trial is set in a month.