Q: Can I get issued a ticket without being pulled over even though I had a cop following me?
So I was driving in Mayfield to go get my shot for covid. I didn't want to be late so I was going a bit faster than I should (confident it was 40 in a 35, maybe 42). There was a officer in a drive facing the road so I slowed down to 36. He pulls out and follows behind me for a few minutes till he gets over a lane and turns left while I keep going. He might have had a speed gun that could have picked me up before I slowed down but anyway, if I was going to get a ticket or a violation, wouldn't he had pulled me over and given it to me? I went 35 the rest of the way so am I just overthinking it?
A: I think you are overthinking it. He would have pulled you over, if he was going to give you a ticket.
A: Technically he can. Many municipalities in Ohio have started this process. An officer sits there, runs speed, gets the tag and sends the registered owner a speeding ticket. That being said, if he pulled out and followed you but did not pull you over, then you're probably good. If you do get a ticket there may be other defenses you can raise. You may want to sit down with an attorney if you get something in the mail.
Best of luck.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.