the precincts are in the same county but not close to one another and the court listed on the ticket is the other side of the county, the close by court house for this precinct has nothing to do with this ticket. is this a time to contact a ticket lawyer?
Yes--an attorney can advise you on the specifics for your county.
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In a word: Yes. Although Peace Officers are peace officers 24/7/365, there are limits. Not about where they can issue the citations. Rather where they can lawfully be filed and heard.
We get this all the time, especially from the DoT squad officers from HCSO. The rules about "venue" - where a case is properly filed - have been modified to allow more latitude than used to be the case. BUT, if the two precincts a) where it was written and b) where it was filed do not touch, the State is in violation of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Does it SOUND like you need a lawyer? Yes indeed it does.
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