Detroit, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: A cop decided to give a passenger of a vehicle a ticket for “driving with license expired” when they werent even driving

I am the driver and I was driving just fine. The cop pulled out from a side street and was behind another car that was right behind me, got into the turning lane then quickly passed that car and then got directly behind me, following me down the road. Still doing nothing wrong… I then get pulled over. When i asked why he pulled me over, he told that I didn’t do anything wrong, my driving was just fine, that he had looked up my plate and saw I didn’t have one drivers license but was confused how i had a FULLY legal, fully insured and registered vehicle all in my name…without a drivers license? (UH YOU TELL ME… you’re allegedly “the law”!) stating that’s why he pulled me over. Did nothing wrong WHATSOEVER. So why quickly get in front of another car, trail right behind me unless you did it completely on purpose! Just looking for a reason to flick me, investigate and I’m thinking impound my car, prolly without cause. In the end, the cop wrote the ticket for my passenger, gave me nothing

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Your friend definitely has a cause to fight. I probably don't need to tell you that the police were looking for something (or someone).

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