Perryville, MO asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

Q: The cop told me I was doing 45 in a 35 but he wrote 35 in a 45 on my ticket. Can this be voided in court?

I had just pulled out of the gas station and the place that he clocked me at was only about 100 yards from the gas station so it is very unlikely that I was even going 45.

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Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Errors on tickets can be corrected at any time by the police officer or the prosecutor, so it is very unlikely that this error is sufficient to get your ticket dismissed.

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as "Illegal Parking." You won't have to appear in court, and the Prosecutor will give you at least 30 days to pay the fine and court costs. Your attorney can give you an estimate of the amount of the fine and court costs. Fines and court costs vary depending on which court your case is being prosecuted in and how bad your driving record is.

Or you can plead not guilty and ask for a trial. You can hire an attorney to represent you at trial, but there is a very probability that you will lose and end up with a conviction, points on your driving record, and an increase in your car insurance rates.

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