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Can a traffic citation be dismissed if the officer entered the wrong drivers address?

Portland, OR |

the drivers address was entered on the citation different from the drivers license.

Attorney Answers 2

  1. Absolutely depending on whether it's simply typographical or a substantive mistake. The presiding magistrate should dismiss this ticket. In Michigan, the magistrate is required to dismiss if the ticket is the only charging instrument and does not have enough information to give proper notice to the citizen.

  2. An attorney familiar with the policies and procedures of the court will know the likelihood of negotiating such a resolution given the circumstances of your case. In Illinois, the judge would likely allow the citation to be amended as to the address at the time of the hearing to make sure the address comports with the evidence of where you live.

    Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

    Good luck to you.

    God bless.

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