Cleveland, TN asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: State trooper said that I was speeding he had no radar gun or nothing standing outside of his car can they do that

I was taking my kids to school one morning and there was a State trooper standing outside of his car where the kids are dropped off when I pulled in to let my kids off he asked me to step out of the car he said that I was speeding I asked him can I see the radar gun because I'm sure I wasn't he said that he had been a state trooper for 20 years and he can just tell when somebody is speeding don't sound right to me I wasn't going to say anything but I'm a single father with four kids and I just can't afford that kind of paying for something I didn't do and on the citation he wrote there are four options of methods he used to tell my speed one is radar one is pace one is lidar and one is other. He didn't mark any of them I don't see how he thinks he can tell the speed of somebody and I don't think he really even see me until I got ready to pull in

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: LEO's claim to know how to judge speed from Pacing. You can question the evidence at Court, but you will probably benefit from working out a Dismissal with costs, etc. with the DA or Judge.

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