What Happens When a Traffic Ticket Has Wrong Information on It?

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What Happens When a Traffic Ticket Has Wrong Information on It?

Trying to contest a traffic ticket can be a stressful ordeal. You have a limited time to act, and the fines you might have to pay are on the line, in addition to a potential license suspension.

But as you review your traffic ticket, you may note some errors. These can help your case—but not always. If you believe you have a reason for dismissal for your ticket, don’t hesitate to call the Law Office of James Medows for more information.

Minor Mistakes

Certain errors are “clerical” errors that simply won’t help your case. These errors are minor, and the judge will likely attribute them to human error, rather than any issues with your ticket.

These errors are things like minor misspellings or perception errors, such as listing your car as blue if it’s gray. If the meaning of the ticket is not obstructed, the judge will likely not accept this as a reason for the dismissal of your NYC traffic ticket.

When Your Ticket Can Be Dismissed

Certain mistakes, however, may be large enough to become grounds for dismissal. While these are rare, if the officer has made any major mistakes on your ticket, you may have a shot.

Here’s one of the most common errors that might warrant the dismissal of your ticket: If the officer didn’t list the proper code for your citation, the judge may dismiss your case.

Other incorrect information can be grounds for dismissal. While a street name typo likely won’t cause issues, if that street doesn’t exist or is distant from the location at which you’re pulled over, your ticket may be dismissed.

We Know the Difference

Even if the information on your NYC traffic ticket is incorrect, you still need to act fast to get your ticket dismissed. While you may be able to use these errors to have your ticket dismissed, you should still speak with an attorney about arguing your case in traffic court.

If you’re seeking help for your case, don’t hesitate to call. The team at the Law Office of James Medows is familiar with cases like this, and we can help you determine whether you have an argument that will beat your ticket. For more information about our firm and services, give us a call at 917-856-1247 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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