There is nothing about this error that would result in a dismissal. However, you may be able to go to the issuing court and make sure that you don't over pay.
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As a former judge, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Buckley. A judge could NOT dismiss the case based on that technicality even if the judge WANTED to. All the judge could do was impose the lesser surcharge and impose a lesser fine. Additionally, the Judge has no authority to plea bargain the case for you. As this is an infraction ticket instead of a traffic offense, the DA doesn't usually get involved to plea bargain either. So, paying it in advance is your only REAL chance at a point reduction. I would simply pay it and get the 2-point reduction.
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Agree with both of my colleagues. You may be able to call the court clerk and have them confirm that you were assessed the incorrect amount. If so, the clerk may be able to reduce the amount owed on the court computer to the correct amount, and you can take care of it without the inconvenience of having to go to court. If not, you're only out the time it took you to make the phone call.
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