Athens, TX asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Officer could not provide a ticket to sign because her in-car printer was broken. Can I get a dismissal based on that?

I was pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign in Minnesota (I'm from Texas) but when she came back to the car with my license, she said that she couldn't give me a ticket to sign because her printer was broken. Can I get out of this ticket because of that?

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

A: No. You are not required to sign a ticket upon receipt in Minnesota. There may be other ways to avoid the ticket or to keep it off of your record, but the printer being broken is not one of them.

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

A: This will not be a defense to the ticket. You should get an attorney involved if your goal is dismissal.

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

A: No. But I encourage you to fight the ticket on other grounds, for other reasons.

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