Jonesboro, AR asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas

Q: If my name is incorrect in several documents, does that discredit the case?

I have received my motions of discovery. My name is xxx. And that has been correct for most of the documents. But randomly xxx pops up. Even stating that "xxx is the biological father of [child name]". There is also supposed to be a physical description of me but it's to vague and even incorrect. And that exact description is for xxx. The police were looking for xxx in their database but couldn't locate it because he doesn't exist. That name was not falsely given nor is it any name from any other persons. Does this discredit the case and able to get it thrown out?

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Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Generally, the answer is no. Unless there is a genuine issue as to the identity of an individual in a report, document, etc., the misspelling or incorrect use of a name is considered a misnomer and will not affect the use of the documents or the outcome of a case.

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