Prior Lake, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: What county matters on a speeding ticket, where your speed was clocked or where you got pulled over?

I was driving north on 169 in Mankato. A trooper was parked on Lake St NW which is in Blue Earth County where he tagged me for speeding but I stopped in Nicollet County less than a half mile up the road. The case was sent to Nicollet County but the prosecutor won't deal with me on a no same no similar type of disposition. The Judge spoke with the prosecutor about jurisdiction and set a date for a pre-trial to give me time to investigate. If it went to Blue Earth County maybe the prosecutor would deal with me or is it just not worth the hassle. I have no idea how I would get my case moved to the other county anyways.

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Normally a criminal or traffic case will be properly venued where the alleged incident happened. If a case is filed in a different state or county, the defendant could move the judge for an Order dismissing or changing venue. You could look for a form on the court's website, or consult (or retain) a defense attorney.

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