Can I get a poorly printed ticket dismissed in court in NJ?

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Can I get a poorly printed ticket dismissed in court in NJ?

I got pulled over and received a moving violation. The ticket was a fully
printed one but there is about an inch strip from the top to the bottom that
the printer failed to print. Several pieces of information was missing on the
ticket as a result.

Is there any way I can argue that this is an invalid ticket because it was not
fully printed and therefore get it dismissed?

Asked on October 18, 2016 under General Practice, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can try this argument, but:
1) If the key information (time, date, location, your identity, the offenses) is all there, it doesn't matter if unimportant information is missing).
2) Even if key information is missing, it is very likely the court, prosecutor, or police will give you a clean copy and schedule a new date, rathwr than dismiss over an easily fixable issue.


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