Nashville, TN asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: Can you win a case if the officer didn’t explain the reason for the stop, but he asking for my ID without him explaining

I was stopped by a police officer told me to give him my ID then I replied, asked the police officer what was the reason for my stop but he insisting that I give him my ID, but I asked him again what was the reason why I was stopped. I reply that I’m not refusing to give him my ID but wanna know what was the reason for my stop. Then I asked him to call his sergeant so he can explain what was the reason for the stop. The sergeant explained the I can’t have my phone on my ear while driving. They gave a citation for me refusing to give my ID with out a reason for my stop, I have a proof that he refused to give me an explanation for the stop.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: You could move to suppress the evidence but it does not seem to justify the expense and trouble. Might be better to hire an attorney just to work it out at Court.

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