Palm Bay, FL asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida

Q: Can I fight a FL ticket written to the wrong person?

My son caused a fender bender with no damage done. The ticket was written to the other driver who was not at fault. Does he HAVE to call the officer to correct it or can he get out of it due to technicality?

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Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The best advice I can give is that neither of you should contact the officer and you should hire a traffic ticket attorney for your son and explain the situation to them.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your son shows up at the hearing, the officer will testify, assuming the officer was a witness to the accident or an admission by one of the people involved in the accident. At that point your son can cross-examine the officer to expose the mistake.

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