I have SR22 and am on court supervision for driving on a suspended license ! I recently got pulled over and given a speeding ticket ( I feel it was more harassment because of the people who were in the car.) The cop was coming toward me, turned around in a driveway followed me to the park ! As we shut off the car and almost exited the car the police pulled into the park and put his lights on behind me. He said he got a call that I was speeding , yet on the ticket he said he got me with the radar! Since I have Court supervision should I plead guilty to speeding or should I take the case to trial and plead not guilty? What is the best decision for my situation ? Should I get a lawyer ?
The best decision you can make is to hire counsel and be properly represented in court.
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Get a ticket attorney on your side immediately. That is the very best thing you can do.
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I would strongly suggest getting an attorney. The attorney will be able to get discovery from the State (I am guessing that you were stopped by the Rockford Police Department and not the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department or a smaller municipality). The attorney, after reviewing discovery with you, will be able to inform you of the best route to take. Best of luck to you.
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When you are on court supervision (or probation, or parole) the last thing you want is another case in court. So, to answer your question: should you plead guilty to speeding? The answer is NO. Should you get a lawyer? The answer is YES.
If I were you, I would consult with the lawyer who got you the court supervision, because with another traffic-related charge lodged against you, you might very well see a violation of supervision in your immediate future.
By the way, claiming the cops were harassing you might work for some charges, but it isn't going to work for a speeding ticket.
You should hire a traffic lawyer right away. If you plead guilty or are convicted of this moving violation the court in the supervision case will have all the evidence it needs to revoke your supervision.
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