I got a ticket today, I come up behind a unmarked VA state trooper and within 1/2 mile he pulled to the side and then pulled back out behind me and pulled me over, he said he clocked me doing 72 in a 55! .. He was doing less then 55 when I got behind him and claims he detected my speed from behind .. is this possible???
If you got the ticket then it's possible but if I were you I'd consult with and hire an experienced traffic court attorney in you are to defend you.
Yes it's possible and he likely clocked you as you approached before you saw him.
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It's possible but there may be some very good defenses available to you. Consult with a local attorney in your area.
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In Virginia it is permissible for officers to use what is called moving or mobile radar. Front or rear mounted radar units measure the speed of other cars compared to the cruiser.
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Know this, that s judge will almost never doubt the word of a law enforcement officer. Good luck.
If the officer used moving/mobile radar (front/rear mounted radar machines that measure the speed of other cars compared to the cruiser), then it is possible for this type of situation to occur.
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