A traffic citation was given to me for an 'Improper U-turn' - 40-6-121 . But, citation notes time of incident as 9:28 PM in evening, while it actually happened at 9:28 'AM'. Is it enough grounds for dismissal ? If so, what would an appropriate stage during court proceeding to bring it up ?
No. This is a deminimus, or scrivener's error. It is not enough of an error to render your citation fatally defective. At best, it could be used to call into question how accurately the officer was doing his job that day. Your best bet is to ask the prosecutor to reduce the charge to a non-moving violation, or participate in some type of court diversion program if the court has one.
I cannot answer for sure in Georgia, because I am not licensed to practice law there. However, in the jurisdictions where I am licensed a police officer or prosecutor can amend the citation to fix clerical errors such as Time location dates and even the name of the defendant in some cases, including social security number drivers license number and date of birth.
In short, this is probably not the ground for dismissal. To be sure, call the Georgia lawyer to check.
A traffic ticket is issued for moving or non-moving vehicle violations. Potential consequences include fines, license penalties, traffic school, or jail.
Some states use traffic violation points to track how many infractions a person can have within a certain time period before suspending the driver's license.