Several vehicles and I were pulled over by a Hwy Patrol. While we were being processed, the officer gave someone else my license. She went to the home of two of the other vehicles that were pulled over to find that they didn't have my license. Then she asked me to follow her to the home of the next car that was pulled over. I didn't feel that I should have this persons address. Although this person may now have my address and lic no., I didn't feel I needed to know their address. Within 1 1/2 hours the officer had my license and mailed them back to me.Was I violated?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
Nothing so far. Going to file a complaint with the CHP.
Thank you for your question. Be sure to go ahead and bookmark www.nateanswers.com for future questions.Yes, you are correct that the the officer should have been more careful and attentive. That said, the important question that arises is "were you damaged". If the other person had stolen your identity, harassed you, opened up credit cards in your name, or something like that, then you would have a claim for damages. But, it does not seem anything but some minor inconvenience resulted. In this case, if you've made a complaint with the CHP, that is likely all there is to be done.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
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