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do they have a time limit to write out and send a trafic citation

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do they have a time limit to write out and send a trafic citation in pa. and also is there a statute of limations on a traffic ticket?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 7 years ago.
The statute of limitations on a traffic offense in PA is 2 years, so they have to serve you with the charges (ticket) within that time period.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
they have 2 yrs to write the ticket out?
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 7 years ago.
Yes, because the statute of limitations gives them two years to charge you, and the ticket is what charges you. However, most officers won't wait that long because they usually don't remember the information that is required to put on the ticket beyond a month or so.

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