Columbus, OH asked in Traffic Tickets, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Ohio

Q: Can an officer pull into a private parking lot and then begin to tail you

I'm was sitting at a wendys in the town I live in in ohio which has a private parking lot chatting with an friend while chatting with her I notice a police cruiser a block down road on the opposite side of 5 laned road at stop sign he then pulled onto the road and into the wendys as she went I side I rebuckled and went to leave I used proper signaling to leave he proceeds to get right behind me and tail me I then get over to the far right lane as I go through light and turn to right theres a gas station on right I then pulled into gas station and he fliped his lights on after stoping for him at a pump I watch him get out and radio something in as he gets to my window he demands with a agressive attitude to see my license and registration and isurance without telling me why i got stop after asking he told me for failing to signal turning into gas station I asked really and he replyied with an aggressive tone "really" I give him all my Info I plan to contest the ticket do I have anythin

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: He can follow you sure. Did you signal the turn into the gas station? If not, then he’s got you.

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