Can I vacate a traffic ticket or at least ask for supervision granted which was denied by mistake of the clerk? TIA
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The odds are excellent. Gather all of your documents and proof that they received payment and filing on time and then file your motion to vacate immediately. Law Offices of Theodore Gailan, 36 years of traffic law experience.
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You could have vacated judgment and withdraw a plea for a potentially better legal outcome. You did save money by not retaining a professionally experienced attorney, but now, you are facing a citation that cumulatively is costing you far more than a retention of a professional to complete that case correctly.
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What you need is called "Revestment." Many lawyers do not know what it is. You will not get it filing a motion of your own because you are too late for post-trial motions. You have two choices. The first, and less attractive is to talk to an assigned prosecutor yourself (preferrably in person) and see if they will voluntarily help you. The second is to hire a skilled traffic lawyer to make your revestment argument privately to the prosecutor. Your lawyer could also argue as a backup that this chronology is what is called a "Scrivener's error." Your situation has some appeal but, If it were me, I'd start with option two.
If you are under 21, then it is no contest, you have to get a lawyer, and fast!