St Louis, MO asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Missouri

Q: Can a Missouri Police Officer use a 2021 ticket book for December of 2022?

What happened is I received a summons in the mail on April 2023 to appear in court for a misdemeanor shoplifting on December 26, 2022 but the case number is 2021 and what's more important is that I have never shoplifted at this store but I did have a dispute with one of the employees shortly before I received the summons.

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

A: If there are any errors on the face of the ticket, the police officer or the prosecutor can correct them at any time. I

If you dispute the charge, you can plead not guilty and the case will be set for trial.

Or you can hire an attorney to negotiate a plea bargain deal to get the shoplifting charge amended to a less serious offense.

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