If a citation is received but not signed by the officer, can this be dismissed for this reason?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

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Whether or not the issued citation by a law enforcement person is not signed by him or her warrants the action against the accused dismissed depends upon the totality of the facts of the given case and the sentiments of the judge. Ordinarily the mere failure of a citing officer to not have signed the citation does not warrant the action to be dismissed in and of itself.


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