Hampton, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: Is the officer allowed to make an addendum to my summons before i take the stand?

The officer wrote II in the law section on the summons instead of the number 2. The two previous people before me had the same offense that i had (wreckless driving) but had their cases dismissed due to the this error. The judge then told the officer that he could make an addendum to my summons and proceeded to give me a speeding ticket. I have been a licensed driver for 10 years with a perfect driving record and took a driver's improvement class before going to court.

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Most judges I know wouldn't dismiss for writing roman numerals vs. the actual number. The judge allowed it and I don't see that you have any remedy beyond appeal which may or may not be a good idea.

Shemeka C Hankins agrees with this answer

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