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Q: What if the ticket I got have the wrong year of the car on it will the judge dismiss it?

Got 2 tickets today for no license and not stopping at a stop sign. But the officer wrote on both tickets it's a 2023 the year of the car. But it's a 2002 model.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 13, 2022

Unfortunately, with the way that traffic tickets work in Mississippi, the fact that the law enforcement officer wrote down the wrong year does not automatically lead to a dismissal, as it is considered a simple error.

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Q: What if the traffic ticket got the wrong year of the car on it. It's a 2002 Chevy Impala not a 2023 Chevy Impala.

I got 2 traffic ticket yesterday. Both of them got the year of the car 2023 but it's a 2002 model. Can I get both of the tickets dismissed by a judge because of that mistake?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 13, 2022

Unfortunately, with the way that traffic tickets work in Mississippi, the fact that the law enforcement officer wrote down the wrong year does not automatically lead to a dismissal, as it is considered a simple error.

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Q: If passing a dangerous vehicle and you need to go over the speed limit momentarily to pass ? Is this illegal?

The vehicle is swerving and its a two lane straight away ,I speed up just to pass and then return to the speed limit is this illegal?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 9, 2022

If you are travelling over the speed limit and you are pulled over for speeding, then it's a valid ticket. You have the right to contest the ticket and depending on the circumstances you might prevail. The best chance at prevailing would be if you had a traffic ticket attorney representing... Read more »

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Q: Around how much is the ticket
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Mar 5, 2022

You will need to call either the Municipal Court or Justice Court listed on the bottom of the ticket and ask the Clerk’s office.

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Q: Can my tickets be thrown out if the issuing officer gave me the someone else’s ticket

I got a possession of marijuana ticket and a no running lights ticket and the officer gave me someone else ticket can my tickets be thrown out

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 6, 2022

Potentially; however, the question is really going to turn on whether the officer corrects the mistake and gives you the correct ticket at some point, which could include the day that you are supposed to be appear before the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: Trying to get a lawsuit

Lawsuit on Greenville police department, Sheriff department and sexual harassment on ambulance driver

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 3, 2022

Unfortunately, without more information, there is not enough information to go on. I would highly recommend that you reach out to a lawyer to go over the facts and circumstances of your case, so that you can determine what can be done.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Driving as a RIGHT not a privilege. Requirement of licensing. Below is copied from the case text off Justia's website.

PEOPLE vs. HORTON

Crim. No. 747. Court of Appeals of California, Fifth Appellate District. January 29, 1971.]

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. KENNETH DON HORTON, Defendant and Appellant.

Nonetheless, the RIGHT of the citizen to drive on a public street with freedom... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Dec 30, 2021

What is your question? The excerpt does not mean that the ability to drive is a right. This part of the holding is referring to an individual’s right to operate a motor vehicle free from interference from law enforcement absent a good faith belief, or observation, of criminal conduct on the part... Read more »

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Q: I'm from Louisiana and received 4 tickets in Mississippi last month. 2 tickets in LA aren't valid but in MS it is.

I have never received a ticket before, so drivers record is clean. I'm from Louisiana and received these tickets in Mississippi. But 2 tickets are not valid in my state of LA but is in MS. Understandable. But one of those tickets was no insurance, which I have but just didn't have the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Dec 15, 2021

It sounds like you have 4 paper violations----if you can cure the paper violations and provide proof that you have them taken care of, then the prosecution is likely to provide you with an offer to resolve the matter, maybe even dropping them completely. The safer way to do this is to hire a MS... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If an officer does not have on body and car cam and also does not read me my Miranda Rights what happens to the case.
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 13, 2021

It would severely weaken the prosecution's case; however, it does not necessarily make it go away. What ultimately happens depends on the facts and circumstances that occurred, as well as what is presented at trial.

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Q: If a MS State Trooper gives you or a family member a speeding citation, is it illegal to ask for it to be removed?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 3, 2021

It's not illegal simply to ask that it be removed. Sometimes, the trooper is willing to work with people, but it all depends on the trooper and the circumstances.

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Q: If given a ticket in November but court date isn't until May of the following year. How long can an officer keep

a ticket out

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 3, 2021

Long story short, the police officer can keep the traffic ticket in active status until the person ends up going to court, even if it is until May.

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Q: Is this traffic ticket invalid?

I was pulled over for speeding. I was going 45 in a 45mph zone. The officer claimed I was in a 35mph zone and wrote my ticket for 49mph in a 35mph zone. I pointed out to him that day before the ticket that I was not in a 35mph zone and he got an attitude. I didn’t argue but instead accepted the... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 28, 2021

Assuming that the ticket has the location on it, as it should, one of the things that you can do is take a picture of the signs indicating what the speed limit is, and perhaps cross reference it with Google Maps.

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Q: Daughter received a completely blank traffic ticket. Nothing on it at all. Is it valid? Nothing filled out.

Ticket has no name, address, vehicle info, court date, signature or anything. Officer said it was for expired tag. Is it valid at all?? What am I supposed to do with a blank ticket???

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 24, 2021

If it is blank, then it does not have the legally required information on it to be considered a valid ticket. That being said, you may want to double check and see if there is a court date for your daughter, just in case the officer does submit something.

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Q: If everything on ticket wrong except name and license can it be dismissed? Location, make of car tag and date of birth

Need to know what are the options. Also charged with dui after making it to station they blowed him instead of when they stopped him.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2021

Likely it will not be dismissed, as those are minor details; however, they can certainly be used to show that the officer was not doing their job properly. From the looks of it, though, the major thing that you should be concerned about is the DUI, as the penalties on that are much harsher.

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Q: If someone was stopped for expired tag but the tag wasn’t expired can the ticket be thrown out?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2021

Potentially yes. You will need to make sure that you show the court that your tag was not actually expired when you received the ticket.

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Q: In the state of Mississippi does a police officer have to have proof of speed with radar to issue a speeding ticket?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 16, 2021

Yes, there are other ways for an officer to determine your speed.

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Q: Doesn't a felony charge on a traffic stop normally mean that the traffic violations get thrown out in Mississippi?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 16, 2021

No, however it could depending on whether the prosecution offers a plea.

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Q: If a cop got my year model wrong for my truck on my speeding ticket will it be thrown out?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 5, 2021

It likely will not be dismissed. The prosecutor will likely try to file a motion to amend the ticket to reflect the correct information.

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Q: Is white underglow illegal in the state of Mississippi? And should the ticket be $219?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 5, 2021

Yes, please see below.

§ 63-7-23 – Color of lighting devices

(2) Auxiliary white lights mounted on or near the rear of a motor vehicle, or visible from the rear of the vehicle, shall not be prohibited under the provisions of this section if (a) the vehicle’s gross weight is...
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Q: I have misplaced my traffic ticket.Do I need it when going to court?

It was for driving without my seat belt.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 29, 2021

No. The court will have a copy.

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