Q: How do I find a traffic citation if an officer never gave me a physical ticket?
I was getting on I15 and got pulled over by an unmarked police truck. The officer took my id and ran it and then came back and said he was citing me for going 20 over. He shook my hand and said be careful merging back into traffic and gave me my id back. He never gave me a physical ticket or had me sign anything. I’m not sure if I was actually cited or not, how do I find my citation or ensure that there isn’t one?
A: Usually you have to sign a citation with a promise to appear for it to be valid. Then you are given a copy. It sounds like you were not cited and were given a verbal warning. You could look for information from the Court website but if there is no citation number, you will have a very hard time to find any. Perhaps you should hire a traffic ticket attorney, I saw many billboards for them in Utah when there in March.
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