Re: officer who ?
I dont know if this will help any, But...
I went through a similar misfortune a few years back. I was pulled over in Ga. The cop wrote $3000 worth of tickets and took me to jail. I am from Florida BTW, It was the middle of a hurricane evac.
So anyway he pulls me over and takes me to jail. Among the things he wrote some were.
Improper lane change.
eluding an officer
failure to provide insurance
tinted *mirrored visor (make note of this one)
So @ about 3:00am when my family gets home in Jacksonville Fl. I finally get a hold of my brother after about 12 hours in a Tifton jail. My brother drives 3 hours (i think) back to Ga to pick me up and take me home. Thank god he is a good saver. When i get home it is morning and I am the farthest thing from tired.
I call my childhood friend in Washington, DC. Who at the time just happened to be an International Attorney (assigned to the Treasurer)
Talk about over kill
He says dont worry ill be there this weekend. That weekend comes and talks to the Tift County S.O. listened to the dispatch tape, goes over the tickets and makes a statement on my behalf.
Turns out that if a cop writes you multiple tickets and just one (no matter what one) proves to be bogus. None of the tickets are worth the paper they are writen on.
In this case the cop said in his statement that he saw me look in my rearview mirrors several times while evading. His statement included 'I saw his eyes' He also stated that he was behind me in excess of 100mph for 8 miles with lighs and sirens. At the time (i think) Ga law stated that an officer may not pursue at high speed for more than 1 mile without backup or assistance. Plus the dispatch tape was running the entire time. The amount of time it was running at 100mph was not nearly long enought to equate to 8 miles. And no sirens were heard on the tape.
My point is. Get a good lawer and you will get out of ever ticket you just got. And get your money back.