Q: Can I get a speeding in a school zone citation dismissed?
I was given a citation for speeding in a school zone but was at a complete stop when she pulled me over in my home. We were going opposite directions. 2 mins later, I was pulled over. She mentioned that the lights just went off also for the zone. So it seems like she went out of her way to cite me. She had to make a complete u-turn to find me. At this point I was at a complete stop outside of my apt complex gate. I didn't argue with her. But was given advice that if i wasn't pulled over during the violation I can fight it. Is this true?
A: First, no it isn't true that they have to pull you over during the violation. They can observe the violation and follow you, then pull you over. Next, it isn't a defense that you were in your driveway. You can always fight a ticket, however, police use Lidar and Radar to clock speeders these days and these are precision instruments, that can clock you at a great distance like 1000 feet. (3 football fields or more). There are attorneys that practice Traffic defense in all the states, look for one on Justia or google. Thanks for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
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