Originally Posted by chiefsfootballfan
semantics. when you get issued a citation, the DOJ has different marching orders according to the charges. Obviously, if you fight a speeding ticket, it's you against the officer, not a prosecutor.
in this case, the officer would file section code violations and yes, the prosecution has authority to drop it, change the charges etc.
the point I am driving at is, there should not be a catch22 in this. the police said they wanted to file base on what they witnessed. they didn't. that is unacceptable imo.
I think it's different for felonies.
when you say 'they wanted to file"....are you saying 'they' - the Cops - wanted the Prosecutor to file? Just want to make sure I'm not mis-reading anything etc.
but, I understand your point.