Republic, MO asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Missouri

Q: Can an officer give you a ticket 2 weeks after the fact when he didn't address the issue the day of?

2 weeks ago my aunt called me and told me that the cop was at her house saying my dog and some other dog were wondering town and apparently bit another dog. I told my aunt there is no way it was my dog. I then asked to talk to the officer and he told me that someone needed to come get my dog immediately otherwise it would be $54 a day or they would euthanize him if he wasn't registered with the city and up to date on his shots. I told him I would head home and be there in 20 mins so he could meet me. I drove home to find my dog in my yard and no sign of the officer that day. I figured he made a mistake. Today 2 weeks after the fact a different officer was ordered to bring me 2 tickets. 1 for dog at large and another for dangerous animal. Can he even do that? Why 2 weeks later is he giving me 2 tickets if he never even addressed the issue with me the day it apparently happened. He never got my DL or met in person but has all my info for a ticket.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yes.

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