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Can i refuse to sign a false warning?

Tyler, TX |

i got stop at a stop light, the officer says that he is stoping everyone that looks drunk, than he gives me a warning but states that i was going 45 on 30 can i refuse to sign, he told me that i could be arrested if i didnt sign it. ????

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What the officer is telling you is correct. In Georgia, the officer has the ability to arrest you for a minor traffic violation. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgement of receiving a copy of the ticket. In the future always sign the ticket. Today, most police departments have video in their patrol cars - as such, I higly reccomend being respectful. You can voice your opposition to the bad ticket in the courtroom.