Springfield, OR asked in Car Accidents for Oregon

Q: I was just given a citation today for a accident I was in last month and the date is incorrect. I live in Oregon.

The accident was longer than 30 days ago.

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Brad  Holbrook
Brad Holbrook
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Newberg, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I understand your question to be does the fact the date is wrong on your citation affect whether it is valid? If the date is wrong on the citation, it does not mean the citation is simply going to be thrown out. The officer can amend the citation. There are many defenses to a traffic citation, and you may have a few of them available to you. Being in a accident places you in a more difficult spot to defend a citation when the cause of the accident might be apparent from the scene, such as running over a fire hydrant. You should seek the advice and counsel of an attorney who specializes in traffic citations. The attorney can present you with best approach to your situation. Wish you the very best.

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