Ticket when I wasn't speeding!
So I was in a western suburb on a 3 lane road riding my bike. I was behind a car in the far left lane, then center lane was open and in the far right lane about 2 car lengths ahead was an SUV.
Doing about 50 mph in a 45, I noticed a cop about 1/4 mile ahead. Not feeling guilty or anything I moved into the center lane. The SUV on my right was advancing taking the cop out of my sight. Then all of a sudden started to brake. I see the cop make a movement and as we passed he darted out. I knew the focker was coming.
Dude pulls me over and says I was doing 71! I went fooking nuts and told him it was impossible! I asked politely for the radar and yes it read 71. I told him what I'd done (movement into center lane, saw him in advance) and he stood his ground and said he pinpointed me with the scope like mounting atop the radar gun, which is impossible because the SUV took me outta his sight, then the SUV slowed down! The damn truck was pulling away from me and the car that I was behind was still further ahead than I.
In the end he gave me the opportunity for 1 year probation and took my license. WTF! If he was so adamant about my guilt why didn't he give me a ticket? I want to fight this but am unsure of how the court system works out here. What chances do I have in front of a judge? I guess it'll be my word versus the cop and I assume those leaches stick together.
For you guys who have been in court, should I chance it or give in to the system of law.