I was driving in a parking lot by my school and this guy jumps in front of my car and tells me to stop and roll my window down. I do that and he shows me a badge and tells me that he is going to call up his buddy in Irvine PD and tell him to come down and give me a ticket he waits by my car for a couple of minutes and then leaves after he leaves I wait for 5 minutes and the guys is not there and the cop hasn't arrived so I decide to leave and go to school because I had class. The guy took a picture of my license plate. I was wondering if he or his friend can give me a ticket if its just him saying that I speeded.
Sure he can. In fact, anyone can make a police report or a citizen's arrest.
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It's possible it can happen- but doubtful, as he needs to see you drive.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY- 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Interesting situation but simple legally. Number one, its a parking lot, stop signs that aren't on public street or highways aren't enforceable by the vehicle code. Also, this guy with a badge had what kind of badge? if he was a cop, he would need to be in uniform to cite you, it sounds like he wasn't.
Whether or not the guy can have a ticket written the answer is no. Only law enforcement can issue traffic tickets, and will issue tickets for offenses that they observe. If an officer responds to an accident they can write a ticket if you're there to receive it, but in your scenario, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
If something else comes of this, or any other violation, please don't hesitate to contact an attorney in your area directly Good luck.
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