Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: I got a cell phone ticket a week ago. When I went to pay, it said it was my second offense. It wasn't. How do I fix this

I've never had a violation before. Do police officers ever make mistakes? Do I have to go to traffic court to sort this out?

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3 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You go to court and contest it. Or you have your lawyer go to court and contest it.

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

A: Though it might be possible to get the prosecution to correct the error without setting a court date, it could be time consuming and difficult. Setting a court appearance on the other hand may present opportunities to clear the error, and it would be easier to fix at or before the court appearance.

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

A: Of course officers make mistakes. It's hard to know why it is listed as your second violation without more information. I'd suggest getting an attorney on board and the attorney can help sort this issue out. You certainly don't want something to show up, particularly if it wasn't you.

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