Judges have a lot of discretion with this. I think the error on location is more compelling.
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Some judges feel that if the officer can testify well regarding his view of the violation that is all that matters - others feel that if the location etc is not properly set forth that there is not adequate notice of a violation so that a defendant can not properly defend themselves. I strongly suggest you consult a local Traffic Ticket Attorney who is familiar with the local judges & court procedures - usually the attorney fee is not too expensive 7 well worth the fee. Many attorneys offer a free initial consultations. Good luck
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These errors are often overlooked by the Court if the officer testifies as to what he actually saw. You or your lawyer can impeach the officer with the errors when he takes the stand. However, the reality is that few of these cases go to trial. I suggest you retain a local lawyer who frequently appears on traffic matters in the subject Court and he/she can use these errors to work out a good deal for you.
Defects to an accusatory instruments, here a traffic ticket, are often subject to amendment until trial has started (first witness) at which time a motion to dismiss could be successful.
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