My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Florida (Hillsborough)
First and foremost, appreciate any help you guys can provide. I know everyone has busy lives and your time is valuable.
I was pulled over by a cop in front of me and he used pacing as his measurement.
I knew it was a cop and I was to his left for most of the time going the speed limit and then he guns it- like 90. I thought wow must be nice.
Further down the road I see the cop again as I'm getting to the far right lane to get off the exit and I notice he's pulling someone over. I try to go around and he dangerously swerves and signals for me to get over as well.
His thoughts were I was one of those people thinking they could go as fast as a cop and that is truly not what I was doing.
I increased my speed to change lanes to the right so as not to cut off the guy in the exit lane.
From the time he gunned it to the time he was slowing down pulling someone over, we were no closer than 500ft apart. This is a 3 mile distance.
And he just so happens to "clock" me st 80, 15mph over. It all reeks of bullshit. This cop is in charge of the Marine unit so I do question his abilities as a traffic cop. I ordered a video camera for my car when I got home...
Appreciate any help in putting together a case without sounding like an idiot to the judge. I would normally pay a traffic lawyer but I don't think they would give it much attention as I think this is an absurd case.