Is there a statute of limitations on the issue of a traffic ticket
My son hit a parked car on Oct. 2, and left the scene. he returned the next day to take care of it, and got everything straight with the owner and the insurance company. Now the police want to issue him a citation. Is there a statue of limitations of writing tickets?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Is there a statute of limitations on the issue of a traffic ticket
The laws regarding leaving an accident usually permit you to handle the situation within 24 hours. If he did this he is not guilty of the offense. Charges can be made long after the incident, so the defense that he took care of it within 24 hours is your best bet.
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