Woodbury, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: I got pulled over and got a ticket. Although my ticket does not have a citation number on it anywhere or my speed.

What does this mean? Is it kinda invalid now maybe? I obviously can't look it up without a citation number

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Receiving a ticket without a citation number or the recorded speed is unusual and might seem like an oversight that could affect the ticket's validity. However, it's important to note that the absence of this information on the ticket itself does not automatically make it invalid. The issuing authority may have internal records of your citation, and the ticket could still be processed once those details are added or corrected.

The lack of a citation number could complicate your ability to look up the ticket or take action, such as paying the fine or contesting the ticket. It's essential in this situation to proactively reach out to the issuing agency or the court mentioned on the ticket. They can provide you with the necessary information, clarify the situation, and guide you on the next steps.

Taking action sooner rather than later is advisable to avoid any additional penalties or complications. Contacting the relevant authorities will not only help in resolving the issue of the missing information but also ensure you are in compliance with any legal requirements. Keeping any communication or documentation related to this interaction is also wise, as it may be helpful in resolving any discrepancies or issues that arise.

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