Q: Can a wrong birthday on speeding ticket be dismissed?
In the country side north of Nashville, doing 55 around a bend, it’s foggy; cop goes past us. I slowed down even more. He turned around and followed me from about 30 yards back for a mile and a half. When he pulled us over he was being an A$$ about where we were and I even showed him on my navigation (it was directing me) I knew where I was. He then proceeded to write I was doing 70 in a 45 and then lost my girlfriends license since he requested to see my passengers. On the ticket he proceeded to incorrectly write my birthday. In Oregon (where I’m from) that’s grounds to dismiss a ticket (wrong birthday). Can I contest and do the same since he messed up my birthday?
A: General Sessions is not a Court of record, so amending the Citation is easy. You will need to appear in Court in a respectful fashion, and possibly hire a TN attorney. Sending in the Citation with money is a Conviction worth 4 points on a TN MVR, which will mailed to OR.
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