If the officer wrote down the wrong time on my speeding ticket, is this grounds for dismissal?


Asked on July 9, 2017 under General Practice, Connecticut


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, an "clerical" error such putting down the wrong time on an infraction on a traffic ticket is not sufficient enough cause to dismiss a case. It is considered to be a harmless typo. Such an administrative mistake will be corrected by the court. Therefore, it does not in any way affect the essential accuracy or validity of the ticket.

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