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If an police officier makes a mistake on a ticket can the charges be dropped in court due to officer error?

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2008-10-18 13:17:04
2008-10-18 13:17:04

Not unless the error is such that you either can not understand what you are charged with doing wrong, or can not properly defend yourself.

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In French, you say officer as officier.


It MIGHT depend on the mistake you are referring to, but usually NO, it doesn't make any difference. In the law these are referred to as "scriveners errors" and if enough of the information contained on the ticket is sufficient to prove that it was actually YOU that the officer was ticketing, then a wrong date, or a misspelling of a name will not do the trick.


Once an arrest has been made, the charges can be dropped only by the prosecutor's office. The police cannot withdraw the charge.


Je suis officier de police, je suis policier, je travaille comme officier de police.



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yes. they must show documentation of what the charges are.


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Probably to become an officer, but he didn't finish and dropped out.


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to get someone out of jail so that person could help the officer make arrests and file charges. or to a judge to get a search warrant


If the police were involved and they find that they have been deceived, I believe that this is in itself a criminal offense.



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