Is it legal for a police officer to issue a ticket while on private property like a mall or grocery store parking lot??

Asked almost 9 years ago in British Columbia
Categories: Municipal Law  Criminal Law  ICBC

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L. John Alexander

Answer by L. John Alexander

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The ticket can be issued on private property, but usualy not for any driving activity on private property.  So, if you were observed committing an offence on the road, and stopped on the lot, it is unlikely you have a defence for that reason.

Posted almost 9 years ago

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