My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New York (Malverne)
At 1:45AM on November 30th, I received two tickets: passing a stop sign, and failure to yield for an emergency vehicle.
The incident occurred one block away from my house. As for the stop sign, I came to a full stop (intersection of North Cambridge and Rider Avenue in Malverne, NY). I was on Rider Ave, and the cop was coming up a block away on N. Cambridge.
I go to the next stop sign, cop follows me. I make a left ONTO MY STREET (Linmouth Road). The cop starts flashing his lights, and I pull into the driveway of my own house. He then parks on the street, strolls right up to my driveway, asks me to get out of the car, and then issues me two tickets. He also called two more cop cars for back-up (all at 1:45AM).
How can you receive a ticket when you're in the driveway of your own residence????? This must be illegal for a cop to do this, and I would like to know if there are any court cases or legal precedents stating whether or not this is legal.
Both my mother and brother were also witnesses to seeing this occur right in our own driveway. My gut instinct tells me that I can pursue litigation with this particular occurrence. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!