Can a cop give someone a ticket but not cite the other person involved?

It is not necesarily a DUI ticket but my son got a minor consumption ticket. We decided to let him go to his friend house because they were going to

Asked on September 4, 2016 under Criminal Law, Alaska

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the police can do this. There is no law or other requirement that police ticket, etc. everyone committing an offense--they can pick and choose who to ticket. You can see this most clearly in the case of speeding: a dozen cars may be all speeding together (all traveling at the same speed), but the police will only pull over one; the failure to pull over the others has no effect on the validity of the ticket they issue or subject the police to any sort of sanctions.


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