Dallas, TX asked in Car Accidents for Colorado

Q: Incorrect vehicle information

My friend recently got a ticket for going 4 over the posted speed limit, when the officer put her vehicle information in he put in the wrong make, color and year will this dismiss the ticket?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: First question is was it for 4 or did the officer say "I clocked you at 15 over, I'll make it 4 so you don't get points?' If that was the case don't rock the boat--the judge will see someone who got a break being ungrateful--and penalize them.

As long as the plates are OK, if the colors are approximately the same, the year is approximately that, a court won't care because the issue is was the individual in control of a vehicle--whatever it was--that was going above the posted limit and the officer will say "sure was, your honor!"

As to #1, the best argument IF THE PERSON WAS NOT GETTING A BREAK from the officer is that there is an error in radar and some other methods of about 4 mph, so most officers only charge above that level.

If the officer used road markings and a stopwatch that may be different.

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