Should I fight a traffic ticket?

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Should I fight a traffic ticket?

I was followed by an officer for 5.4 miles before he decided to pull me over. I had my truck in

cruise control and was going 69 mph in a 60 mph zone. Before that I was going 54 in a 45 when he started to follow me. After asking why he was harassing me by tailing me he stated he could have pulled me over when I was going 55 in a 45. He also said he wasnt tailing me but he went

the same speed I did and also switched lanes when I did. Should I fight this or will I lose and

just be wasting my time?

Asked on February 16, 2018 under General Practice, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

What basis do you believe you have to fight this ticket? Your question admists you were speeding by 9mph in two different zones. There is no law that an officer has to pull you over when they first notice you speeding, and the fact that the officer chose to follow you for miles in no way invalidates the ticket. If you were speeding, as you apparently were, the ticket is valid.


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