i was pulled over by a police officer that told me i was speeding and that they had been following me for over 2 miles. is this a form of entrapment which can be used to have said ticket dropped, if it is a my word vs the officer i had a coworker in the car with me that can verify what the officer said to me
Entrapment involves (1) coercing someone to (2) commit a crime they wouldn't otherwise consider committing. An entrapment defense is extremely rare.
There are a number of things the prosecutor must establish before pacing information can be entered into evidence. A traffic ticket attorney will understand how to fight this type of case.
No, that is not even remotely close to entrapment. Entrapment is right up there with Miranda, hearsay and statutes of limitations as one of the most frequently and totally misunderstood concepts in criminal law. If you seriously want to know what entrapment is and, more importantly, what it is not, put an hour or two aside to read United States v. Mayfield, 771 F3d 417 (7th Cir. en banc, 2014)
Entrapment? Because they followed you for over two miles? Certainly NOT. This will not result in the ticket being dropped. Not even close. If anything, the fact they followed you for two miles only strengthens the case against you since you were probably speeding the entire time.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--20 years experience
No. The officer didn't force you or coerce you to speed. An entrapment defense won't help you here, but hiring an experienced traffic attorney probably will. There may be defenses to your case that you are unaware of, and, generally the cost of a traffic attorney is very reasonable and will save you money in the long run. You can respond directly to any of the traffic attorneys who have commented on your posting for a consultation or use Avvo's find a lawyer search tool to locate a traffic attorney in your area.
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