Q: pulled over for speeding, cop gave me parking ticket instead.
i got pulled over for speeding but the cop gave me a break and instead of a speeding ticket i was given a ticket for double parking in the comment section the cop wrote 47 in a 35. my question is can i fight the ticket as a parking ticket or is there a loop hole that allows cops to give tickets for something other than the actual traffic offence? if i fight the parking ticket and the court or officer cant prove that i double parked will the ticket be dismissed? i live in Michigan.
A: If you contest the double parking ticket, the officer can, and probably would, dismiss that ticket and write a new ticket for the full 47 in a 35. You say that the officer gave you a break, which apparently means you know you were speeding. Double parking doesn't go on your driving record, so why would you contest and risk getting points on your record for speeding?
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