On empty 60fwy carpool lane 108am was lit up dash read 74...pulled over to r-shoulder and adv to pull off fwy..pulled over to side of road and adv to go further up to empty lot..roll down all windows..pop back hatch...turn off car. 1st ofc apr pasg side and as I greet told shut up n don't look at him look at his partr. Once he got to me asks where I'm headed so late? Gave all my info n sat still becuz 1st ofc was opening hatch going thru car with flashlt. Ofcr returned with docs and then asks if I had been drinking (no reason why asked) when I said "No Sir" he shrugged tells me to stick my head out window and proceeds to do a sub test w/finger. Walks away and 1st ofc gives ticket showing 95...I ques and was told sign or go to jail. My vehicle searched DUI test in car and then speed higher then orig adv? Requested discovery and told not available. Asked about Ofcr vest camera video told wasn't taped..?? Stop took 40 min with their radios turned off and no vest or dash video?
You can definitely hire a traffic attorney to help you with this case, you are likely facing a misdemeanor speeding charge (due to the speed). Not every agency has dash cams, the lawyer you hire should request the camera data and get it if possible. The lawyer can also investigate the other legal issues you raise in your question regarding the searches.
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Interesting. Do you have a lawyer helping you?
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So you weren't arrested for a DUI. Well, 74 is still well above the speed limit so you're good for the speeding ticket.
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