When I called the traffic office two weeks later, the woman on the phone knew my speed (69 in a 60)! I asked where she got the numbers, since the ticket was blank. She was surprised and told me it said 69 in a 60 clearly on the ticket, which she faxed to me. It was there! Clearly, before filing his paperwork, the trooper had filled in the speed.
1. Was the trooper allowed to change the ticket materially after the fact, or was this illegal?
2. If I show up on my court date with my blank ticket, will it be automatically dismissed?