Q: Do traffic citations have to be hand-delivered?
My daughter was involved in a traffic incident in Montgomery County. She was not issued a citation at the time of the incident. Later that evening she began receiving calls from the constable asking to meet with her in person so he could issue the citation in person. She said she'd speak with her attorney about this. The constable followed up with another series of calls asking when and where to meet. He has her address. I believe all that is needed is for the office to mail the citation to her. Her attorney can't advise until she has the citation in hand. I believe the officer is just fishing for more info from a young person so he has an easier case in court. Does Texas law state that she has to have the citation handed to her in person, or can this be mailed to her?
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