If I got a speeding ticket but my car information is all wrong, can the incorrect information get me out of the ticket or allow me to win the case?

he license plate #, year of vehicle and color are incorrect. I requested a trial which is coming up this month.

Asked on February 3, 2016 under General Practice, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

This is actually one of the few times you are likely to win a traffic ticket (not guaranteed; you can *never* guaranty what a court will do, and don't believe any lawyer who tells you they can). If the information is as comprehensively wrong as you state it is, it is unlikely the state can prove it was you speeding; it's reasonably likely that it won't even actually get before the judge, since the prosecutor (at least the ones I've dealt with) will likely dismiss the case when you discuss this with him pre-trial, the day of trial. Bring your registration with you and, if they would help (i.e. show a significant difference, such as a significant color difference), photos of your car. Answer questions truthfully, but try not to admit to speeding as you do.


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