If the date on my ticket is wrong is that ticket void?

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If the date on my ticket is wrong is that ticket void?

I received a speeding ticket in December of 2017 while leaving Mammoth Inyo
County, California. The ticket date at the top of the ticket was written as 12-
17-18, which obviously hasn’t happened yet. If they believe that the date was
intended to be 12-18-17, I have proof that I was in Denver, CO that day, from
purchases with my debit card and an Uber receipt. Would this be cause for ticket
dismissal? Or, will they just claim it is a clerical error and proceed with the
charges?

Asked on February 20, 2018 under General Practice, California

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No it is not. I'm afraid it doesn't work this way. The fact is that for a minor clerical error such as this, the court will simply amend the ticket and correct the time. Your case will not be dismissed.


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