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If you are pulled over and the cop flat out said in
front of everyone in the car that he was pulling you over just to check your car and you did nothing wrong, BUT you got a ticket because you were driving with only a learners past your curfue or whatever…
Would you fight it in ourt? Where i live a cop can not pull over a car for no reason unless he has reason to believe that a crime or traffic violation has been committed or will be committed. Now by this definition there would be NO way for the officer to be able to tell if my lincence was a learners or a full lincence from his car. Therefor making the stop arbitrary (the only way a car can be stopped like that (keep in mind this is where i live) Is if its a designated police check point (I was driving down the road and he drove up to a corner).
Anyways, I ended up getting a ticket (BTW I was less then a block away from my house, and my reasons for driving in the first place were to pick up a bunch of friends who were stuck at some drunk persons house and they didnt want to drive home with them). If i took this to court with the information I just provided you… Do you think i would have a chance at getting off this ticket? Im actually pretty good in court, I actually got off a noise ticket once. (the judge when i initially made my not guilty plea said that this should be interesting as he has never seen someone get off a noise ticket charge when it was obvious there was a party lol).
Anyways. 1. I had reason to believe that my friends would have been in danger if i did not break the law as they told me that they were going with this drunk guy even though they didnt feel comfortable. Therefore a normal person would be concerned about their friends life and help them out as human nature.
2. The stop was illegal as there was NO reason for to be conducted.
3. I could also say depending on what the officer in court has to say that he was basing his actions on my age (a car full of kids) and that this is discriminitory. (that would be my back up defence to make any false claims (I mean lets face it a cop can say anything) thrown out.
So… what do ya think? Keep in mind That i follow those curfue things with a lerners very carefully. Its that I honestly thought that I NEEDED to break it to help them out I would be devistated if they got in that car and crashed and they died or got hurt.
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