October 4, 2002

Opinion concerning the following questions: Under S.C. Code § 56-5-6110 and § 56-5-6120, if a Police Officer issues a State of South Carolina Uniform Traffic Ticket for either code for a violation, must he issue the ticket in person to the violator, or can he give it to the driver or person operating the vehicle to give to the driver; and if a Police Officer issues a ticket for S.C. Code § 56-5-730 and the subject is convicted/found guilty, how many points are assessed on their driver’s license?

Requested by: James A. Preacher, Jr., Chief of Police, Norway Police Department

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