Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Is there a consequence to waiting until Monday to contest a ticket when today is the 30th day

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

A: Unlikely. Courts are generally extending the 30 day deadline due to covid. A lawyer can give you more assistance as it is clear you are unfamiliar with how this works.

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

A: You should fine if you want to challenge the ticket. Address it in the morning.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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

A: I view the 30 day time limit is soft deadline. They're letting you know the court will wait at least that long before considering the matter a conviction by default. Typically courts will wait at least 45 days before doing that. But a defendant can file a motion to reopen a ticket with a default (no appearance) conviction for at least months after. Bottom line: A day late is unlikely to be an issue.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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