Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Can I have a ticket dismissed if it has wrong information on tick

I was pulled over this morning driving a big rig with my arm on the arm rest smoking the officer said I had a handheld in my hand. When he finished with my inspection he gave it an the ticket to me. The ticket and inspection had two different truck information on it. And the ticket one was wrong

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

A: That is not a basis to have the ticket dismissed. Those sorts of errors happen all the time. You should think about challenging the ticket if you were not actually on the phone.

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

A: Generally, many police officer mistakes on a ticket can be fixed by them later. So, if a person plans on fighting the ticket in court (always a good idea); that person may be careful to avoid alerting the prosecutor of any mistakes. Then, there is a better chance they may never notice until it's too late during the trial. Use other methods of negotiating a good outcome pretrial, if possible. But save the surprise for trial.

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