Urbana, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana

Q: I got a speeding ticket in Indianapolis with the wrong name listed. Can I get the case dismissed?

The officer has put my first name in the last name box, my middle name in the first name, and my last name in the middle initial. All the other information is correct. I live in Illinois, and I have Illinois driver's license.

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Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Unfortunately, it is unlikely that your ticket will be dismissed if this is the only incorrect information. Transposing your name will likely be considered what is called a “scrivener’s error”. Prosecutors will probably be allowed to amend the ticket to reflect your correct name. If you have additional questions, please contact an experienced traffic law attorney in our Indianapolis area.

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