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A friend urinated off a country road. No one saw him to his

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A friend urinated off a country road. No one saw him to his knowledge. No police officer came to arrest him. Should he assume he will not be subsequently issued a ticket or arrested for this?

Yes, it would be a safe assumption that "he will not be subsequently issued a ticket or arrested". Many crimes (murder, burglary, computer hacking, as examples) create situations where evidence may be gathered well after the crime was committed and a person might be arrested at a much later date. However, this sort of situation would almost certainly require that it be witnessed by someone, preferably by a law enforcement officer. According to your information, this did not happen. As such, it seems most probable that your friend has no reason for concern.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. So several days later, there's no chance my friend will receive a ticket in the mail about this?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. So several days later, there's no chance my friend will receive a ticket in the mail about this?


 


On the remote chance someone videotaped this, would that be grounds for my friend receiving a notice?

As I'm sure you understand, I cannot guarantee any particular result. Having said that, I would state that it seems unlikely that anything will come of this. I would consider this a very safe assumption.

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As to videotape of the incident, this too seems unlikely. As I understand it, this occurred on a country road where, presumably, there were very few people. Additionally, you stated that it did not appear that anyone had seen him. And, of course, several days have passed and there has still been no word or cause for concern. All in all, it seems likely that the matter should be considered closed.

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