If my name is spelled incorrectly on my speeding ticket, do I have to pay it?

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If my name is spelled incorrectly on my speeding ticket, do I have to pay it?

I got a speeding ticket about a month ago, but when I received the citation
in the mail my last name was misspelled.

Asked on September 30, 2016 under General Practice, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, such an adminstrative error on a traffic ticket is insufficient cause to get a case dismissed. A clerical mistake would include misspelling the recipient's. The fact is tht, most of these mistakes will simply be corrected on the citation by a judge with no dismissal.


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