Can an officer give me tickets 10 days later?
Question Details: I was pulled over for speeding and asked for my license, registration and insurance, which I provided. The officer then noticed my car was uninspected and I told him that I've been working on getting it done. He went to his car and came back. He handed me my personal documents and stated that if I don't provide him with proof of inspection within 10 days, he will give me tickets for speeding, driving too fast for conditions, and an uninspected car. I was given no written warning or citation, just his statement. Can he do that?
Yes, the officer can do this: there is no legal requirement that the ticket be issued on the spot. By delyaing the officer is giving you a break: you have a chance to avoid a citation or even a formal warning by providing the evidence. That is better for you than if he cited you on the spot.
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