Speeding in a school zone in Toledo, OR. Court date on the back of the ticket was put on Memorial day. Officer called me to tell me she had put on a invalid date and wants me to come to the police department so she can reissue me a ticket. I had sent in my ticket with explantation and money and received all back because of the invalid court date. They said because of the date, there is no violation nor fee. The letter says that I 'may want to contact the police department in regards to this'. Is the ticket still valid? Do I have to pick up the new one?
As a practical matter, the returned ticket is not moving forward, but the facts that led to that ticket can still be the basis for the officer to give you another citation for that same event. Regarding your question - do you have to pick up the new ticket, my answer is no, you don't have a legal obligation to make it easy for the officer to give you another ticket, and sometimes officers won't make the efforts to recite a person. With that said, I've also seen officers track down folks at embarrassing places (like at a person's workplace) to give a new citation, so it will be up to you to decide if you want to take that chance. Good luck, and I wish you all the best.
I am just surprised that the court did not reschedule your court date. It appears that your ticket is valid and only your date to appear is not. I agree that I will not go to the police department to pick up the new ticket with a new court date. Be on the lookout in case the officer mails you the ticket or attempts to serve you in person.
I absolutely agree with Mr. Reynolds and write only to add that an officer has to personally serve the new citation, mailing it will not do.
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