Hi, why would one cop pull you over and have another write up an actual ticket for speeding?
You are asking the wrong question. Whether the cop was legally right or wrong is a not for either you or me to decide. That decision is left to a Judge (unless you choose to either pay the ticket or attend driving school).
The question that you should be asking is "now that I got a ticket what am I going to do about it?", and in that regard I strongly urge you to HIRE A LAWYER (caps intentional).
My guess is that you have has about as much business practicing law as I do commanding a nuclear submarine... meaning none. Please understand that this is not personal to either of you. It is a simple truism in the legal profession. It is very easy to screw up a case when one does not understand the complexities of the rules of evidence, the nuances of rules of procedure and the art of cross-examination; and you are very likely to unintentionally screw up your case if you serve as your own lawyer (ergo Abe Lincoln's famous quote... "He who represents himself has a fool for a client."). In my opinion, the best defense for any traffic citation anywhere is to hire a local traffic ticket lawyer.
I can't speak to the Clearwater area per se but in Miami, Fl where I have been a practicing criminal defense lawyer for more than a quarter of a century, there are many skilled and experienced traffic lawyers who know the law, the procedure, the Judge and probably the cop. In short you will almost certainly get both competent representation and a better result for a relatively small fee / investment.
In the event that you are simply asking out of curiosity then I'm sorry for the lecture but I'm not here to speculate on hypothetical scenarios.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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It could be because the original one was off duty or had to go tend to another job in another area. This happens from time to time. This might be good for your traffic ticket defense so you should probably consult with an attorney about your case in particular. An officer who comes to traffic court must have first hand knowledge of the offense.
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