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How does a cop write two people driving citations during one traffic stop..

Got pulled over for failing to signal a
right turn the cop wrote me a citation
for driving on suspended. During the
same stop he wrote my passenger a
driving on revoked citation.bc he said
he seen him driving prior to stopping
me? This is also why he seized my car
bc the passenger had a revoked licenses
due to dui. This is the same officer
who seized my passengers truck in
October of last year and this happened
in January of this year.

Asked on February 16, 2017 under General Practice, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Legally, an officer can write up as many violations as he observes, against as many people as he sees committing them, during one traffic stop. However, if the alleged violation for your passenger is untrue or unprovable or impossible (e.g. *could* the officer have possibly seen what he claims?), it may possible to defend against it on the basis that there are no facts to support it.

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