Mahopac, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Can a town court issue a ticket for a 509.1 AFTER the person has already left their jurisdiction?

My friend was in a car accident on Monday. Town police were at the scene. He provided his license. Five days later, he received a summons by mail, issued well after the incident. Again, when he was I longer within the jurisdiction of that town's police.

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Barry E. Janay
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A: Yes.

Joshua Bannister
Joshua Bannister
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  • LITTLE FALLS, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes. The statute of limitations clock is tolled for the time the defendant is away from the jurisdiction.

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