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What’s with ‘defective equipment’?

by Daren Adkins, Associate Circuit Judge, Daviess County

Have you ever wondered why the prosecuting attorney amends so many cases to the charge of defective equipment?

First, it should be understood that only the prosecuting attorney may charge someone with a crime. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s office, and other law enforcement agencies may effect an arrest and/or issue a summons (commonly referred to as a ticket)

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