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If you are are ticked for careless driving in a parkling lot who has to prove your gilt the police man who wrought the ticket or the person who called in the complanit

Lawyer's Assistant: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Craig colorado

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Lucy, Esq.
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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

To prove that you were driving carelessly, the state would have to bring in the person who witnessed the allegedly careless driving. A police officer cannot testify as to what someone else told him, because that's hearsay. The same is true with the police report - there's no way to cross-examine a police report, so the statements in it aren't admissible as evidence. That means, if whoever called in the complaint doesn't appear in court, you can request that the ticket be dismissed.

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