You're welcome.Believe me. I could tell you are an attorney. And you sealed that conclusion by asking me if I am. For 30 years. And you absolutely can do that in SC. Is there a specific rule in Md prohibiting talking to the ticketing officer?Really? Are you an attorney? I am. You don't "work with the ticketing officer" - at least not in Maryland.Well I certainly know how these things work, and I would absolutely hold off on a lawyer until I tried to work with the ticketing officer. I've seen that work more times than I can count.How is getting an attorney involved not taking responsibility? That's the best way to handle the situation and may result in an outcome appropriate for the actions. Did you not see the point made about reporting the citations? You obviously have no idea how matters are handled by attorneys, prosecutors, and the courts. Many, many minor cases like this end up dismissed or with community service. Often courts will fashion a disposition that is appropriate given the offender's prior record - meaning no conviction. How the case ends up has nothing to do with taking responsibility or not and everything to do with this kid being treated fairly and appropriately by the system.Just because you can do something, doesn't mean that it's the ethical thing to do.
Getting an Attorney involved so that you don't have to take responsibility for your actions is not the course which I would espouse, to a future officer in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Not everything in our world requires formality and lawyers, but thanks for flashing the law license.
Not sure how you practice in SC, but when you have a golden ticket to USNA, why risk it on a minor traffic violation - or any violation - when you can hire someone to help guide you through it? Just trying to help the kid out.
BTW - No law enforcement officer in MD can make a decision to pull a citation. That's a great way for the officer to get fired. Asking an officer to do that is not good for his case and can backfire.