Q: Speed entered into system doesn’t match ticket, what is probable outcome when contesting this?
Officer upped the speed I was doing by 10 miles an hour when he entered the ticket into the state system. It does not match in any way the ticket I received. The ticket reads 70/60, the officer entered 80/60. County attorney wants to talk about it. I want to know if I should just wait and go before a judge. Is this mistake a reason for a judge to dismiss the ticket?
A: That alone would not likely result in dismissal of the charge. It could result in amendment of the charge. I'd suggest setting a goal for outcome. Then try to achieve that goal. If that cannot be done via discussion with the prosecutor, then set it for trial and try to win the case before the judge.
A: The officer doesn't enter the citation into the Court system. That is done by court administration. This is unlikely to result in dismissal. The citation would simply get amended.
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