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

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Asked on July 9, 2017 under General Practice, Connecticut

Answers:

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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