Fergus Falls, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: I was pulled over for speeding .then he proceed to give me poss of pot in motor vehicle ticket ?never gave speedticket

because his probable cause was speed he never gave me ticket for speeding?does that make his other tickets against me n case illegal in court?

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William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Unfortunately, no. The officer may use your speed to provide a reason to stop you and ultimately decide not to cite you for it. His decision not to cite you for your speed does not invalidate the marijuana possession ticket.

You will want to have the assistance of an attorney in fighting the marijuana ticket because if it is not handled correctly, you could have your license suspended.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The officer does not have to charge you with the initial basis for the traffic stop. He can pull you over for speeding and then just cite you for marijuana in a motor vehicle.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No, unfortunately. In fact, the prosecutor could amend to add the speeding charge later. But you're right to look for ways to fight it. A marijuana in a motor vehicle conviction in Minnesota: 1. goes on the driver's license record; and 2. triggers a minimum 30 day license revocation. So get a lawyer and fight it, to prevent that.

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