Date affirmed: 8/26/19
I handle lots of pink summons cases and I don't think that is going to get you a dismissal. I suspect your case is on tomorrow.
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I don't think that a clerical error, on its own, is enough for a dismissal. Are you sure it says 19 instead of 14? 9 and 4 are very similar, and if it is written in two places, and both look like nines, they are probably fours, and the officer has bad writing.
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Some mistakes in the ticket can be grounds for dismissal. This doesn't seem like one them. If he wrote the wrong charge it might be something to work with, but this seems like a handwriting or clerical error. Be safe and show up to court on November 20th 2014.
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This appears to be a clerical error and is not likely enough for a dismissal. Despite the error, it is your responsibility to verify the court date and appear when directed to do so. Do not get yourself into more trouble by hoping this error will result in dismissal.
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