Q: Is it legal for an officer to write the same citation for expired registration to two different people for same car
I got a citation for expired registration/tag in November 2020 and the court date is February 19,2021. My fiancé came home one evening the last week of January and said he had just gotten a citation for the same exact thing by the same officer and his court date is March 19,2021. Is it legal for an officer to do that when my court date has not even arrived yet. I feel like this is harassment because this officer has not even given me time and yet wrote another citation to my fiancé.
A: Yes, it's legal. A law enforcement officer can issue the driver of a car with an expired registration tag a ticket every time someone is observed operating the car on a public street or highway. It doesn't matter if the driver of the vehicle has already been issued a previous ticket for that traffic violation. Until the registration is renewed, this will likely keep happening. It is important to note that just about any jurisdiction in the state will dismiss an expired registration ticket if you can present them with proof that you've since renewed the car's registration with DMV.
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