Home


What's New
Arts & Leisure
Fashion & Style
House & Home
People
Professional Advice
Financial
Fitness
Legal
Medical
Other
Resources
Times of your Life
About Us
Search the Site




Ask a Cop
Questions about the Law

Q. Does the city have any jurisdiction in a private parking lot? Like, if there was an accident in a parking lot, not on a street, isn't that a private matter and therefore no one could get a ticket?

A. Private property accidents are normally handled by the participants. Your insurance company may require a police report.

Most police departments will not respond to a private property accident unless someone is injured. If that is the case, whoever is responsible for the accident may be cited for reckless operation on private property.

If you are practicing spinning doughnuts in a parking lot, chances are you are going to get a ticket. Property owners, such as shopping malls may give permission to the local department to enforce traffic laws.

Q. What happens if I refuse to sign a ticket?

A. You could be shot. No, signing a ticket is not an admission of guilt. It is just acknowledging that you were given the ticket.

Don't be such a #4@&($ - the cop is just doing his job. He does not want to bother you anymore than he wants you bothering him.



Top of Page

Back to Ask a Cop



Mike Doley
Copyright 2004-2006 ClevelandWomen.Com. All Rights Reserved.
Questions or Comments? E-Mail us at:
Support@ClevelandWomen.Com