Can an officer threaten jail time for not signing a traffic ticket? And is it really a crime if there is no victim?

Update:

I know signing a ticket isn't an admission of guilt, but it is me authorizing their jurisdiction under duress

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  • 1 month ago
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    As you stated, signing a ticket is not an admission of guilt but instead an acceptance of your willingness to either pay the ticket or appear in court to contest it.  If you refuse to sign, then an officer may legally arrest you.

     

    In regards to your second question; technically the so-called victim is "the people".  When you speed, run a stop sign, or do something in violation of traffic law then you are committing a crime against the people the town, county, or state.

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  • 1 month ago

    The answer is yes. You are legally required to sign the traffic ticket or be arrested if you don't do so.

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  • k w
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    1 month ago

    no, they ar equite familar with those who fight the system !.......it may be a misdemeanor in some areas, can't say for sure.....

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  • 1 month ago

    He can arrest you on the spot and take you in.

    https://law.freeadvice.com/general_practice/traffi...

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