Receiving a traffic ticket can be frustrating in any incident but this is even more so the case if the information on the ticket is not correct. Incorrect information is one of the main reasons why traffic tickets end up being dismissed.
It is not uncommon for officers to write down information incorrectly. After all, we are all human. If there is something wrong with the ticket, whether it is the color of your car, the time of the day, or your middle name, this could mean that you are able to get out of your traffic ticket.
Pointing out that there is something incorrect and this could mean that you get out of your points, fine, or ticket altogether.
There are a number of other reasons why you could end up getting your traffic ticket dismissed. This includes defensive driving, faulty equipment, and a police officer that does not show up.
A mistake on your speeding ticket
You may be wondering how a mistake on your speeding ticket can get dismissed. This is where you need an experienced and reputable car ticket attorney to help you navigate this. After all, just because there is a mistake on the ticket does not mean that it is automatically going to be dismissed. It very much depends on how relevant the mistake is to the violation, as well as the gravity of the error.
For instance, if the officer has made a mistake when it comes to recording your age on the citation or the date of birth for the driver, this mistake may not be a good enough reason for the judge to dismiss the ticket. If the officer was to record 1986 for the date of birth, instead of 1989, yes, this is an error, but it is not something that does not make a difference in terms of the actual ticket. If you were speeding, the officer accidentally putting that you were two years younger on the driving ticket, this does not really make a difference in terms of what happened, and so it is unlikely to make a difference.
Nevertheless, if there are a number of different mistakes on the ticket that are not necessarily relevant to the violation, for example, the city of residence, hair color, or driver’s age. A catalog of mistakes like this could cause the judge to look at your ticket differently because it could indicate that the office may have been tired due to working for eight hours, and so they may have made some mistakes as a result. A few errors on the one ticket, whether relevant or not to the actual offense, can be used to put doubt in the mind of the judge as to whether the officer was able to make a sound and effective judgment.
If the error had something to do with the incident itself, this increases the chances that you will be able to get the ticket decision reversed. For instance, if the mistake had to do with the target vehicle’s color. For example, let’s say you were driving a black car but the officer marked the color as red. This can be relevant, especially if the ticket is related to a speeding ticket and the officer was utilizing a radar. As the officer must have determined the speed of the vehicle by targeting a car and utilizing a radar unit. This could cast doubt in terms of the validity of your ticket.
Using an experienced professional to challenge a mistake on your ticket
If there is a mistake on your ticket, it is important to make sure you find an experienced and well-known car ticket lawyer who will be able to get to the bottom of the mistake and help you to understand whether or not you have a good chance of getting your ticket dismissed. If you do, they will be able to work with you to give you the best chance of coming to a favorable outcome.
The best lawyers will be honest and transparent. If they think that the mistake or mistakes made on your speeding ticket are not going to result in a favorable decision on your part, they should be honest with you and help you to understand why. After all, no one wants to waste more time and money if the outcome is unlikely to go in their favor. So, take the time to look for an experienced and professional car ticket attorney with a good reputation in the industry.
What Types of Tickets Do We Help With?
GetDismissed produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.