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Q: Had a cop follow me because I pulled out of a parking lot as he was pulling in said I was acting sketchy when I pulled o

I took my dog to the park while I ate a taco, hopped back in and was in R about to pull out. Stopped to set my podcast and a cop pulled in, I looked behind me and backed out. The cop followed me, so I pulled over to see what he wanted. He kept going, he went R me L. 20 sec later he pulled me, asking why I was acting so suspicious. Said I pulled out of park when he pulled in. Told him I was done and going home. I told him immediately what my issues with my car were, he had already called my tag in and knew ,he tossed my car and wrote me a ticket. Since when is it sketchy to pull out of a parking lot as an officer pulls in? I even pulled over for him to tell me why he was following me and he just kept going. These newbies always find a reason to pull someone in Etowah. How are they allowed to do that? He look sketchy if you ask me..... Could I argue this?

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Sounds like you were stopped without cause. Did you consent to the search? Consult local counsel to determine your options on fighting your citation.

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