Wellington, OH asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio

Q: I got a speeding ticket, sheriff was sitting in a driveway to abandoned property for sale. Is that legal ?

Meaning is that legal for him to be sitting there? Does law enforcement need permission to be parked in driveway of private property in Ohio? Also was half mile from where limit posted I would have been legal. And I had no traffic, clear road conditions

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It is legal and does not invalidate your speeding ticket.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It is legal for anyone to enter a drive way and sit there so long as the owner doesn’t show up and ask you to leave. If you were to disobey, you would become a trespasser. Even if the sheriff shouldn’t have been there, it has nothing to do with the fact that you were speeding just like the fact that the limit changes a half mile away has nothing to do with what the limit was where you were.

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