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We went to beach ,and we made a small fire but the police

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we went to beach ,and we made a small fire but the police came and gave us a fine for it. The ticket said we were a complaining witness.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 2 years ago.

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A complaining witness is the alleged victim in a matter. For example, in a domestic violence case, the complaining victim would be the spouse/partner who was assaulted. The complaining witness therefore in your case wouldn't be you (you're not complaining about the small fire you set) but the person who called the police to complain, or the police themselves, if an officer was the one to see the fire and issue the citation. Why they called you the complaining witness doesn't make much sense.

What exactly was your legal question that I could assist you with? Also, can you tell me what state this was in, and what the actual charge on the ticket is?