Fort Smith, AR asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas

Q: If I receive a ticket in Arkansas and never sign the ticket, but he signs it. Do I pay the ticket or does he? “Commerce”

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Arkansas, if you receive a traffic ticket, the responsibility for paying the ticket typically rests with you, the recipient of the ticket. The officer's signature on the ticket is part of the process of issuing the ticket, while your signature is generally not a requirement for the ticket to be valid.

The signature of the officer serves to authenticate the ticket, indicating that it has been officially issued. Your signature, if requested, is usually an acknowledgment of receipt, not an admission of guilt. Not signing the ticket does not negate your responsibility to respond to it.

You have options to either pay the ticket or contest it in court. Ignoring the ticket can lead to additional fines, penalties, or even a warrant for your arrest. It's important to address the ticket promptly.

If you believe the ticket was issued in error or have other concerns, you might want to consider discussing the situation with a legal advisor. They can offer guidance specific to your situation and help you understand your rights and options.

Remember, traffic tickets are a legal matter, and how you handle them can have significant consequences. It's important to take them seriously and deal with them in a timely and appropriate manner.

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