Cops not showing at court

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Cops not showing at court

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How often does it happen?

I've seen a few posts where tickets have been thrown out because of this?

And how good a tactic is relying on this?

I assume if you opt for trial and he shows up you can't plea bargain down as you could have with a prosecutor meet (option 2)
in other words has the plea down boat sailed if you go for trial and the cop shows up

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bobajob wrote:How often does it happen?
Not as often as it sounds. Officers can't simply not show up on a whim. If an officer doesn't show up, there's usually good reasoning behind it (eg. they've transferred somewhere else).
bobajob wrote:I assume if you opt for trial and he shows up you can't plea bargain down as you could have with a prosecutor meet (option 2)
in other words has the plea down boat sailed if you go for trial and the cop shows up
The option for a reduced charge doesn't change whether the officer shows up. You'll still be offered a reduced charge if there is some room to work with.


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bend wrote:
bobajob wrote:How often does it happen?
Not as often as it sounds. Officers can't simply not show up on a whim. If an officer doesn't show up, there's usually good reasoning behind it (eg. they've transferred somewhere else).
bobajob wrote:I assume if you opt for trial and he shows up you can't plea bargain down as you could have with a prosecutor meet (option 2)
in other words has the plea down boat sailed if you go for trial and the cop shows up
The option for a reduced charge doesn't change whether the officer shows up. You'll still be offered a reduced charge if there is some room to work with.

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