Grand Rapids, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: Can police hide then pull you over?

I left work a cop passed me from opposite direction I pulled in friends driveway and dropped off her work badge. Saw the cop fly by going in the direction I was previously going. I got back in car proceeded to go home down the road I saw the same cop parked on a side road. I was not speeding then. He pulled out n then pulled me over. Gave me a ticket for speeding from earlier when he passed me going the opposite direction. Is this leagal here in Michigan?

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Frank B. Ford
Frank B. Ford
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: If the officer witnessed you speeding, the fact that he did not pull you over immediately is not a defense. You should contact an attorney who handles traffic cases on a regular basis for some guidance on how your particular case should be handled. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

Mark Bredow
Mark Bredow
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I see no illegality. If the officer thought that you were speeding, it doesn't matter when he issued you a citation. He will have to prove that you were speeding. If you were not speeding, you may wish to ask for (and pay for) copies of any dash cam or body cam.

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