Fort Worth, TX asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas

Q: Can a citation be given the following day?

I was in a three car collision, I being the third car. I was not under the influence of any substances. Police were called and statements were taken, no citations were given. 6 days later I receive a citation in the mail for following too closely, but the date and time where wrong. It was written for the following day. From my understanding citations are given at the scene of accident, not given the next day. When I called to ask about it they did not have the the citation in there system. Can a citation be given the following day? Can I dispute this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, a citation is valid even if it is not issued the date as the alleged offense. Call your insurance company and your attorney before appearing in court. Good luck.

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