Birmingham, AL asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama

Q: during a traffic stop, can an officer lie to me about catching me on radar, then fabricate the speed he cites me for

my vehicle is equipped with an accurate speedometer,and i also employ an app that records my rate of travel along with the date and time and does so by GPS so is very accurate.both of my devices showed that i was traveling 43mph in a 40 zone,so i understand I was 3mph over,but during the stop, i caught the officer in a lie about his use of radar because he stated he clocked me going 56mph,and after i explained to him that i knew exactly what my rate of travel was,he changed his story and wrote me a ticket for going 49 in a 40,which i can prove is another fabrication.I will say, that prior to being stopped,he followed and paced me for a mile or two,at which point i was never over 43mph at any time.After lying about why he pulled me over and using radar to not detect my speed,i feel my rights were violated in several ways.he pulled me outside,demanded i stopped recording.took my phone and broke it,detained me,searched both me and my car w/o my consent &found nothin.i have video of stop.

1 Lawyer Answer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Are you seriously asking if a police officer could invent evidence ?

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