Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: My daughter recieved a speeding ticket, 39in a 30 on Sept 27, 2019, finally recieved a notice to pay today.

Since its From 4 months ago does she still have to pay, on the ticket shows it shows it must be paid in 30 days, but it wasnt even filed until Jan 13.

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

A: Yes she has to pay it. The fact that there was a delay in issuing the ticket is not a defense.

William Bailey
William Bailey
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: She will have to resolve the ticket one way or another. Simply ignoring it for several months doesn’t make it go away.

A lawyer may be able to assist her in resolving the ticket without it ending up on her record.

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

A: She can work to prevent it from going on her record. That would be a good idea, in my view; rather than just paying the ticket. Instead, go to court to require a "keep it off my record" outcome; but be willing to pay for that. The record is more valuable than a fine. For more, see my website.

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