Perham, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: If my speeding ticket is not up after a month, do I still have to pay it?

It’s been almost 10 business days since I got my citation but I know for minors that if it is not up after a month, it does not have to be paid. Is that “rule” the same thing as a speeding ticket?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: There is not a 10 or 30 day limit for them to file a ticket.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Sometimes police issue a citation but do not send it in to the court. If the court never receives it, it can be ignored. Rare, but it happens. As a result, it's a good idea to look up the citation using the citation number on the Minnesota court's website. Once it shows there, respond by paying or setting up a court date.

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