Elmwood Park, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: Can I dismiss tickets if the cop stopped me for something that wasn't true but gave me different tickets?

I was heading back home at 9am from class and an officer stopped me because according to him I was speeding which I wasn't. There was even cars in front of me so there was no way I was speeding at all on a street with traffic. It was my first time getting pulled over ever, he said he was giving me a break for the ticket and gave me three tickets for taillights, obstruction of windshield and display of license plate. He told me that if he would've given me the speeding ticket it would've been a 500 dollar fine and 2 points on my license which to me sounded absurd when I wasn't in the first place. He even put on the tickets that my car is gold when it's grey. Can I get these tickets dismiss I have never been pulled over and there is no way I was speeding going back home from class with traffic.

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1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes a police officer can give you a ticket for something other than what they originally stopped you for. Also, the fact that the police officer put down the wrong color for your car is generally considered a clerical error and generally does not effect the validity of the ticket.

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