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Renboy

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Has anyone ever had a cop tell them that they would drop their ticket off to them the following evening? A 'friend' was pulled over and the officer said he would drop the ticket off. Didn't even ask my 'friend' for proof of insurance. It was a bike cop if that makes any difference.
 

Rob MacLennan

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Has anyone ever had a cop tell them that they would drop their ticket off to them the following evening? A 'friend' was pulled over and the officer said he would drop the ticket off. Didn't even ask my 'friend' for proof of insurance. It was a bike cop if that makes any difference.

I've never had it happen, but it's certainly possible. A ticket can be presented a significant amount of time later (in the order of months, though I don't remember the specific time frame).
 

hedo2002

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It is extremely unusual, BUT it can happen. I have had to do it in the past, when I left my ticket book at the detachment. As long as the officer has all the pertinent information, (date/time/location of the offence, the offence being charged, the drivers info, etc), then the ticket can be written up later and service done. If I recall he doesn't even have to see the accused again but can attest to "service" as long as the ticket is left with someone "who appears to be at least 18 years of age, at the time of service", at the accused stated place of residence.

Although it is highly likely he will do a personal service upon the accused.

Has anyone ever had a cop tell them that they would drop their ticket off to them the following evening? A 'friend' was pulled over and the officer said he would drop the ticket off. Didn't even ask my 'friend' for proof of insurance. It was a bike cop if that makes any difference.
 

iFly55

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Officer has up to 30-days to service your friend with a Part I ticket, and has up to six months to serve your friend through a Part III Summons.

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90p33_e.htm#BK4

PART I
COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS BY CERTIFICATE OF OFFENCE

Service
(3) The offence notice or summons shall be served personally upon the person charged within thirty days after the alleged offence occurred. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, s. 3 (3).​

This is normal, especially for tickets arising out of accidents. Police can show up a few days later with Careless Driving, Turn not in Safety tickets.
 

Bike Cop

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Officer has up to 30-days to service your friend with a Part I ticket, and has up to six months to serve your friend through a Part III Summons.

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90p33_e.htm#BK4
PART I
COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS BY CERTIFICATE OF OFFENCE

Service
(3) The offence notice or summons shall be served personally upon the person charged within thirty days after the alleged offence occurred. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, s. 3 (3).​

This is normal, especially for tickets arising out of accidents. Police can show up a few days later with Careless Driving, Turn not in Safety tickets.

iFly55 has it right. Depends on the severity of the charge, the required investigative follow-up, and how much free time the officer has.
 

Renboy

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It was a minor offence, he probably forgot his ticket book.

It was a minor offence, he probably forgot his ticket book.
I assume the 15 day decision period starts the day the ticket is served rather than the day of the occurrence?


'shall be served personally upon the person charged'
What if no one is home? Not avoiding the cop, but legitimately not home to accept the ticket?
 
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PLau

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Has anyone ever had a cop tell them that they would drop their ticket off to them the following evening? A 'friend' was pulled over and the officer said he would drop the ticket off. Didn't even ask my 'friend' for proof of insurance. It was a bike cop if that makes any difference.

I accuse Bike Cop of being the officer that pulled your 'friend' over. Fits your description perfectly :p
 

MarcosSantiago

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It was a minor offence, he probably forgot his ticket book.
I assume the 15 day decision period starts the day the ticket is served rather than the day of the occurrence?

'shall be served personally upon the person charged'
What if no one is home? Not avoiding the cop, but legitimately not home to accept the ticket?

Man, if your 'friend' committed a minor offense, why bother? I mean, I wonder if it is worth the time and effort... there are so many people braking the law for potentially serious stuff, I wish the officer would get more drivers talking on the cell or texting, I have seen a lot of those lately...</SPAN>
 

Bike Cop

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I accuse Bike Cop of being the officer that pulled your 'friend' over. Fits your description perfectly :p

Not me. I haven't done that for quite a while. Now I just carry an extra ticket book. Honestly it's not worth the hassle...
 

kiwi

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Man, if your 'friend' committed a minor offense, why bother? I mean, I wonder if it is worth the time and effort... there are so many people braking the law for potentially serious stuff, I wish the officer would get more drivers talking on the cell or texting, I have seen a lot of those lately...</SPAN>
Maybe that was the offence...
 

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