As Officer Pleads No Contest to Issuing Fake Tickets in Growing Epidemic, Motorists Never Should- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
The evidence against George Chavez, a 23 year veteran of the San Jose Police Department, was apparently overwhelming as he pleaded no contest to charges that he had issued fake traffic tickets to people living in Texas. According to multiple news sources in the Bay Area, fake tickets were electronically issued to Charles Petrie, whom was engaged in a civil lawsuit against Chavez after a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his attorney during those proceedings, Stephen Dougan.
Despite the fact that Petrie and Dougan were living in Texas at the time the citations were supposedly issued, investigations into the shady issuances was not conducted until administrative errors were discovered, which prevented the tickets from being processed in Santa Clara County courts. Chavez had forged the name of another officer in the San Jose Police Department as the issuer on the citation, and when that officer was notified of a minor error on the citation he had never written, supervisors began to piece together the conspiracy and Chavez was arrested shortly thereafter.
Corruption in local police departments has sparked up in numerous municipalities all over the nation during the past few weeks, further bolstering an already growing cause for concern for California motorists, especially after the recent events in San Jose. This should lead more residents who are usually speculative about the validity of their dubious traffic citations to investigate and ultimately fight what is seemingly an increasing injustice. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets
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