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I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
As you are probably aware, very few accidents are actually witnessed by a police officer. All that is needed for a citation based on the accident is that there be a "complaining witness". That can be anyone, legally competent to testify in court, who actually saw the accident.
Likewise, a month delay is not illegal, in and of itself.
The officer can come to your home, but you are not required to make any self incriminating statements.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
The officer will not ask you to sign anything other than a receipt for a report or citation. So, that is not a problem.
You can not really stop the officer from making a report, but all you are legally provided to do is provide identification.
However, if all that is claimed is a scrape, there is no personal injury, and you have insurance, there is probably no reason not to just give your version to the officer.
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