A police officer can ' witness ' a violation and then serve the ' ticket ' which is accepted as indictment. I believe it violates balance of powers being executive entity and then judicial. While the officer wasn't around to see the violation and then doesn't show up at the arraignment. I had called police after a man hit my vehicle and then fled the scene. And then I get handcuffed and assaulted for traveling without a license, when i was never behind the wheel in view of any police and no witnesses besides Myself. And the other driver was caught but not arrested...
You know a lot of legal terms, unfortunately they do not apply to your situation. Do yourself a favor and hire a lawyer who knows what they're doing and can handle this for you. It is beyond your pay grade.
The ticket isn't an indictment, it's a short form complaint. That's a big difference. Additionally, officers aren't required to show up for your initial appearance, but they are required to show up for a trial. Contact an attorney in person to review your options.
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