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Q: I was recently pulled over while driving behind a marked state trooper. Is it considered entrapment?

I was traveling home late one night when a trooper that had someone pulled over pulled out into traffic. Both myself and several other cars had to slow to 50 to allow the trooper onto the highway. As he sped up he shut off his lights, moved into the fast lane, and proceeded to go the speed limit.

After a few miles of driving behind him another marked cruiser was in the right lane and as I approched, he turned his lights on and pulled me over. Claimed I was going 89. I simply stated I wasn't aware we were speeding, that I was just following the example of the marked trooper in front of me.

I truthfully beleve that I wasn't going 89, but I had not looked at my speed since the cruiser pulled in front of me.

This is also my first offense in 17 years. I'm most concerned with keeping this off my record for insurance reasons. I plan on pleading not guilty.

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: That is not entrapment.

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