Yes, police can lie. If you have been falsely accused, fight the ticket. Either hire an attorney or represent yourself in traffic court. Bring documents from a mechanic that your blinker was working properly at the time of the citation. Your word vs. his that you failed to signal is a tough call for a judge. Be prepared, be polite, be humble and respectful.
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Unless an attorney from your state sees it differently, Mr. Mascagni has covered it well. Follow his suggestion closely, especially the part concerning courtroom attitude. Good luck. Although you can proceed on your own, having an attorney with experience handling traffic matters in your area would be helpful.
Call the chief.
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