Question: Will Cop Read My Statement? Does the citing officer get to see or read my Trial by Written Declaration statement? I am wondering in case I lose and have to see him in court later. It would probably add to my anxiety.
Answer: The officer should not be permitted to read your statement during the Trial by Declaration. If you lose the Trial by Written Declaration and go to a Trial de Novo, the officer may request to see your original statement, but very few bother to do so. Really. Very few. They consider it a waste of time.
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