Simpsonville, SC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: Can a sheriff cime to my home at 11 at night and write me a speeding ticket for something he says happen 2 days before

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Bill Powers
Bill Powers
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  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: GREAT QUESTION

I am aware of no law in North Carolina that prevents an officer from issuing a ticket after-hours. It's frankly doesn't sound like a very safe/smart/nice thing to do.

Most NC defense lawyers would want to more about that fact-pattern before deciding how to move forward.

Also, the inquiry says, Traffic Tickets for North Carolina, but lists Simpsonville, SC.

If it's a South Carolina citation, you'd clearly want to speak with a South Carolina traffic ticket lawyer.

Great inquiry though!

Bill Powers

Charlotte Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I doubt the Sheriff would do it - more likely a deputy. Anyway, did you get a ticket? If so, that pretty much answers your question about whether they can do it. So the real question is whether they can legally do it. If this was your ticket and you got it in SC - you should address your question to a SC attorney. In NC, law enforcement can do that but they likely wouldn't bother unless the charge was fairly serious. Likely the best option is to go consult with a local ticket attorney and just put this behind you. Best of luck.

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