Can I get a ticket for speeding if I was pulled over an hour after? 4 Answers as of August 18, 2011

Tonight I received a ticket on my way home from a friends house. The officer asked how fast I was going and I replied yes, 50 isn't that the speed limit? He said yes it is and just clocked you going 52. But do you know how fast you were going earlier tonight. I asked when? He said about an hour ago. I said no I didn't not know how fast I was going an hour ago because I didn't even know what road I would have been on an hour ago. He said he had clocked me going 65 in a 50 ( this would have been on my way to my friends). I don't recall what my actual speed was so I can't say he's lying about that. But he did say I was going south when he saw me the first time. But at that time I would have been traveling north. The ticket was written for 65 in a 50. Not the 52 in a 50 that he pulled me over for. Can he write a ticket for something I did over an hour previous to the ticket when he doesn't even know which way I was traveling. I drive a BMW two seater convertible and Im 18 so cops are just itching to pull me over. I have never received a ticket and have a perfect record. Is it worth fighting?

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Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
Yes. the officer may write a ticket later. However, there seems to be substantial basis to challenge the ticket in court. The outcome may hinge on the officer's credibility when testifying at trial.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/18/2011
Law Office of Nixon Ayemi | Nixon Ayeni
Yes, it is worth fighting. The officer seems to be fishing for a reason to give you a ticket.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/16/2011
Anderson Law Office
Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
You can get a ticket but the issue is can the state prove the ticket or can the case be resolved without a conviction. I certainly think it is worth a look see to examine what the state has for evidence. Please contact me to discuss this further.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/16/2011
Shane Law Office
Shane Law Office | Robert J. Shane
I suppose he could write you up for an earlier clock but the circumstances are suspicious. Why didn't he pull you over then? If It is a first tome offense we may be able to negotiate a resolution to keep it off your record.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/16/2011
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