Indianapolis, IN asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana

Q: I got a ticket for a suspended license officer wrote previous owners info on ticket, can they charge me after the fact

I bought my truck from an individual seller and I got pulled over before I got it registered and I have a suspended license, the officer wrote a ticket for the suspended license but put all the previous owners information on the ticket and not of my information, can they go back and charge me with that after the fact

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Yes. The ticket itself is not the actual charge until it is reviewed and filed by the prosecutor's office. The prosecutor's office may catch the difference and file the charge correctly. Even if they don't, the prosecutor has the ability to dismiss and re-file the charge with the correct information once it comes to light.

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