Can a traffic ticket for speeding be dismissed to due the wrong date being put on it?
Question Details: I was wondering if an officer wrote on the ticket that I got, 01/16 but I actually got the ticket on 02/01, can I have this ticket dismissed? I was sick with pneumonia and at home on the 16th.
Is the rest of the information on the ticket correct--e.g. your name, the license plate, car make/model, etc.? If so, you will not get the ticket dismissed: the law does not dismiss tickets for typos. Only if you could show that this was not you--e.g. they mailed a ticket after the fact to the wrong person--would it be dismissed, but if clearly it was you (including the fact that if it was handed to you on the spot, the officer could testify that you were the correct one ticketed), an error in writing down the date is irrelevant.
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