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Idiot Cops

I know it's nothing new to complain about cops on DL but this has me amazed at how stupid and hard headed some of these cops are. I just got a ticket for allegedly using my cell phone while driving. What the cops saw, was me pick up my cell phone off the dashboard of my car (where I'd put it after making a call. I'd pulled off the road and into a parking lot before I'd made the call) and put my phone in the cup holder. What they said I did, was pick up my phone and use it. Both of the cops said they saw what happened. I showed them my phone, where the only recent call in or out had been 15 minutes before they pulled me over (the call I had pulled off the road to make), and the last text I'd made or received was over two hours before that. One cop was an asshole about it, said he absolutely saw me use my phone, while the other cop said that I "probably" did what I claimed to have done. I think the asshole cop must have outranked the other because I got the ticket anyway, but not until the asshole cop said something about needing to show they'd had a reason for stopping me. Does anyone know if I could contest this ticket? If it can contest the ticket, would even be worth it for me to go to court to fight this? Or should I just pay it? If I do go to court to contest this do I need a lawyer? Sorry if these are dumb questions, but in over 15 years of driving I've never gotten a ticket.


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