If Iwas issued a speeding ticket that the officer didn’t have me sign and the way of calculating my speed was not given, is the ticket valid?

Asked on November 6, 2011 under General Practice, Missouri


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were stopped by law enforcement and cited for a speeding ticket but you did not sign the ticket and the method for calculating your rate of travel is not mentioned on the ticket, the ticket is still valid.

However, there are some issues with respect to the ticket where the police officer could be criticized by the court hearing the case for not paying attention to detail. I suggest that you show up at the traffic hearing and see if the police officer shows. If he or she does not, the court most likely will dismiss the ticket.

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