Originally Posted by univibe88
It can be hard to really think straight in the moment of being pulled over. I got popped by a plain clothes officer in an unmarked car. He was so busy yelling at me that it wasn't until I pulled away that I realized I had no idea what department had issued me a ticket. Was it a local? A statie? I really didn't know. But I didn't even think about asking him to identify himself - I wish I had.
Some people told me I should have fought the ticket on the grounds of him not identifying himself (and yelling and swearing at me.) But I didn't have time to fuck with it. I was breaking the law, so I paid my fine and moved on.
In some states the police using a plain car have to be in uniform to pull anyone over. We've had people carjacked and shot by criminals posing as plainclothes officers.