If the vehicle information is wrong on an online citation, can the case be dismissed?

I was going through my warrants in the different counties because I’m getting ready to turn myself in, when I noticed my vehicle information is on a ticket. Can the case be dismissed?

Asked on November 23, 2018 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a traffic ticket will not be dismissed for a clerical error. Mistakes like this happen all of the time. Yu can either pay the ticket and end the matter or go to court to fight it on other grounds. if you do go to vcourt, the judge will order that the ticket be amended with the correct information.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a traffic ticket will not be dismissed for a clerical error. Mistakes like this happen all of the time. Yu can either pay the ticket and end the matter or go to court to fight it on other grounds. if you do go to vcourt, the judge will order that the ticket be amended with the correct information. 


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