I was convicted of a Traffic Violation for speeding in a 25 mph zone. I did not have representation on the date of my hearing. The officer was hiding in a Church parking lot before I was pulled over, which I believe to be private property. I am now finding out that unmarked cars can not pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. Would this argument hold up if I choose to appeal this decision. My driving record was clean before this incident.
Sorry, but police officers in unmarked cars can issue traffic tickets. Winning on appeal is highly unlikely. It is spilled milk at this point, but an attorney could have gone to court instead of you and had a better chance at beating the ticket.
Police officers in unmarked cars can and do pull over cars all the time to give them summonses. I was an NYPD officer for 22 years before becoming an attorney and we did this all the time.
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