I got the jaywalking citation on December 22, 2012 but the officer wrote my court appearance date as January 24, 2012: a clearly impassible date for me to appear. I just need to know if the citation is invalid on its face because of this "material mistake", which denies me the right to appear in Court, or is it just a clerical error which can be corrected without affecting the validity of the citation?
Yes the citation is valid and is fixable by the officer. Call the court and get it finished, paid or contested.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Clerical error. I do lots of cases in Austin Muni court and this happens a lot .
Austin Traffic Tickets
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