Q: Can an officer mail me a citation for following too closely without ever positively identifying me?
He pulled up to my driveway as i was closing the garage door and I opened the door after he honked. This is a psp trooper in pa.
A: No. An officer can mail a citation without ever making contact with a driver if the driver can be ID'd by the trooper, such as if the officer can see the driver and has had prior run ins with him/her. The question in your case is what the trooper is relying on for his identification of you as the driver. Consider reaching out to an attorney in your area or near where you received the citation for a free consultation.
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