Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Missouri

Q: If a cop gave me a printed out ticket but never asked me to sign it is the ticket valid it's on his vehicle camera

I got the ticket in Missouri but while in his vehicle when he gave me the ticket on camera he never asked me to sign it on any of the signature spots is the ticket valid he didn't sign the printed out ticket anywhere either

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eureka, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yes, the ticket is valid. It makes no difference if the police officer didn't sign the ticket or if you didn't sign the ticket. After the police officer issues a ticket to a driver, the prosecutor has to approve the ticket, and then it goes to the court clerk to be filed on Casenet.

By the way, any errors on a ticket can be corrected by the police officer or the prosecutor at any time prior to the court date. So, if the police officer failed to sign the ticket, they can always sign it later.

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