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Can a cop issue a ticket if he didn't see it happen?
This woman on my street pulled out in front of me at the last second (she actually sat there and waited for me to get close to her driveway before pulling out). The speed limit there is 40 mph, and I ended up going around her on the left because I know I wouldn't have been able to stop in time without rear-ending her (once she pulled into the lane she pretty much came to a stand still). She flipped out, started screaming at me, and I'm pretty sure she took down my plate number while driving behind me. Now, I called my town's police dept. and explained what happened, but if she calls and gives a conflicting statement, is there anything an officer can do? There was no collision and no one else was around but us two drivers, who will probably have different stories (I've known this woman for years, by the way. She's that type).



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2008-04-23 13:12:10 +0000
In this situation I would say no. A cop can issue a ticket based on evidence he collects without actually seeing what happened, but I'm almost certain you have nothing to worry about. If you are worried about getting the ticket. If you want her to receive the ticket, I doubt that aswell. You said "by the way She's that type." If you know that in advance, do your best to avoid her. She sounds like trouble. But when you do see her, go out of your way to show her kindness no matter how difficult that may be. It's not for her sake, even though kindness kills. But for your sake, you will walk away from that situation feeling much better then you would if you re-pay evil for evil....Guaranteed. Take care and be carefull.

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2008-04-23 13:29:54 +0000
Yes - but your case - no.

In the case where an accident has occurred when due to speed or other contributing factors - an accident investigation is conducted with the use of many mechanisms, algebra being the most important. Measuring skid or yawl marks on terrain will give us speed, the co-efficient of friction is added into the equation of the terrain. These types of equations determine speed - this will lead to a speeding summons. The reconstruction of a crime scene even without witnesses is a key element as a crime scene would be to help determine the cause and fault of the accident, thus leading to reckless driving, failed right of way summonses as well.

These are just a couple of determinations and practices used in order to equate to a violation if any, and when determined the proper charges may be placed, either by an arrest or a summons.

As for one answer who stated that a traffic violation is a misdemeanor - they couldn’t have been more wrong. A traffic violation is just that - a violation. A misdemeanor or felonies are crimes. Also, as I proved, we do not have to witness the violation if scientific means are used for determination. If that was the case there would be no need for crime scenes and murderers would be walking in higher numbers around us.

Again be careful of the advice you get on YA by uninformed sources.

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2008-04-23 13:04:09 +0000
If she pursues a complaint, it will be her word against yours in a court of law. I'd write down exactly what happened, in case you need it for legal reasons later on. I believe the burden of proof in this case, would be on her. If she does it again, see if you can get it on videotape somehow.

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2008-04-23 13:04:54 +0000
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You will not be cited by a Police Officer. Depending on what she claims you did she may take out a warrant on you for some traffic offense but that is highly doubtful.

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2008-04-23 13:06:45 +0000
Legally, theres nothing she can do other than make a complaint. With conflicting witness statements, there is nothing actionable the police can do other than post a cop to try and catch the action again. Its usually reports like that being made that causes us cops to stake out a possible repeat speeder. But If it was something of a one time thing, don't sweat it.

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2008-04-23 13:00:30 +0000
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no cant do a thing. no witness's . they didnt see it happen why did you call? you could have jsut said hes going crazy i wasnt even home deny it!! deny it all

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2008-04-23 13:41:45 +0000
Wow, you're seriously paranoid about this. No need to be. She can do nothing, and if she really did fumble around for a pen and paper while driving, and really did take down your plate number, the officer will look at her like she's completely insane. He'll probably lock HER up!

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2008-04-23 13:54:32 +0000
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Under the facts you have described, I don't see anything that would get you a citation.

Yes, an officer can ticket you for something they did not see happen. It happens at virtually every accident out there. For example, the person ahead of you brakes suddenly and you rear end them. You get issued a citation for following too closely even if the police didn't see the accident. Citations are also issued on "information and belief" which simply means if store security sees you take an item and detains you, then the police can arrest/cite you even if the police did not witness the crime.

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2008-04-24 05:39:32 +0000
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The NY trooper was trying SO hard to impress. And talking
in circles. Didn't even address your question. Typical
headstrong, self centered egotist.

To answer your question, the women can request a citation
and sign off as the complaintant, it depends on how much
time and effort she wants to use in going thru the paperwork
and legal mumbo jumbo.

Some police depts have the option of the complaintant
filling out a form where the police will send a polite notice
to the 'offending' driver. This is done mostly to alert parents
of kid's poor driving habits or commercial companies of
poor driving habits of their operators. It also serves to satisfy
the complaintant in some way without dragging a he said/she
said affair thru a local court.

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2008-04-23 13:08:30 +0000
In your case based on the information you provided it will be impossible for me to issued you and/or her a citation. I would be required to testify in court as to what I saw and that of course is nothing. This is a she/he say, she/he say situation

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2008-04-23 13:13:35 +0000
SHE SOUNDS CRAZY

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2008-04-23 13:02:22 +0000
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A traffic violation is (in most cases) a misdemeanor, so a cop has to see you doing it before they can issue a citation. In this case all you have is "she said -- she said," so they won't do anything formal. No ticket!

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2008-04-23 14:04:31 +0000
Her word against yours. No accident, you avoided rear ending her. i expect she got a fright. I hope the US police have better things to worry about

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2008-04-23 14:02:56 +0000
Yes a citation can be issued and the lady can sign the ticket as the complainant where the officer usually signs but in this case, that won't happen. You have nothing to worry about if that is the extent of the incident.

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