It is almost always in your interest to contact a reliable traffic defense attorney, who can get a resolution on the case so as not to affect your record or your budget.
We offer a free consultation. The court has discretion to accept your proof of correction for the dismissal fee.
If you have corrected the alleged violation by taking the tint off the brake lights then the car is in compliance and you can drive it. Just becaus the officer could not sign off the ticket that is a different issue.
If you cannot afford a lawyer, set a court date, drive the car to court and bring in pictures of the tail lights taken up close during the day so they can see that the tint is removed, make sure the license plate of the car is in the picutres Also take pictures at night. Explain to the court the situation you have removed the tint, show pictures. Tell the judge the car is here and you would like permission to have the Sherrif sign it off. Hopefully the court will agree and send you to the sheriff to sign it off and then back to the courtroom to bring back the signed off ticket. If this is your second or more offense for the same thing my comments above to not apply. Good Luck
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