Legal Question in Traffic Law in Georgia

i was behind a cop and he pulled over and got behind me and pulled me over. He asked me if i knew i was speeding because he said he was doing 70 mph and i was right behind him. I told him i was not under the impression i had been speeding but he gave me a ticket for a expired lisences which i was on route to get when he pulled me over. was it legal for him to pull me over like that with out radar and admitting he was speedin in a 55pmh so i had to be as well since i was behind him. My lisence expired 7 13 12 and got pulled over 8 7 12.

Asked on 8/07/12, 12:15 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

Of course it is legal for him to stop you for speeding when it was pretty obvious you were speeding. I am not sure why you think otherwise.

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Answered on 8/07/12, 12:21 pm
Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office also dba Glen Ashman Attorney

Get a lawyer before you continue to outsmart yourself. Your conviction for the expired license will suspend your license, get you a hefty fine and may land you in jail. A lawyer may actually help with what may be a very bad outcome.

Most speeding stops occur because of an officer's visual observations. Even when they use radar and laser initially they decide who to clock based on their visual.

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Answered on 8/07/12, 7:23 pm

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