If my son got a citation but they never put his DL number or SSN in it, can the citation be dismissed?

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If my son got a citation but they never put his DL number or SSN in it, can the citation be dismissed?

My son was at a lake with friends. He was cited for underage consumption of alcohol. When my son and his friend showed up at the house after a walk the police were there and made them both take breathalyzer tests. My sons BAC was 0.08 and his friends was 0.03. Legal limit is 0.00 for a minor from my understanding. The police officer cited my son but not his friend. He never asked my son for ID and did not fill out the citation in detail. Missing his DL number and SSN. Also put down the wrong address. Plus, no BAC level on the ticket. Can this be dismissed in court?

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Just because your son's citation does not have his driver's license number on it as well as his social security number, such in and of itself does not result in an automatic dismissal of it. However, since the citation has no blood alcohol level on it, the district attorney's office will have a very hard time proving its case against your son for being a minor consuming alcohol. I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist your son in his matter.


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