Is it possible to get out of being charged because the court and/or the cop wrote down the wrong name?

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Is it possible to get out of being charged because the court and/or the cop wrote down the wrong name?

If not, what should I do to solve this dilemma? About 2 months ago I got a couple of minor misdemeanor offenses charged against me. I just recently got a letter of amendment stating that the court mixed up my address and that they corrected it. The problem is that they had the wrong last name. Today they sent me another letter of a motion to serve summons from the court and they still had the wrong name.

Asked on December 23, 2013 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It may be an issue at trial and an officer can be questioned on his attention to detail  Itdoes not, by itself, result in a dissmissal because the charge may be amended at any time or refiled. 


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