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DearCustomer- The name difference won't matter since it could easily be amended and is not crucial to the case. The other issue may be relevant if you can show you were coerced however the officer could have easily amended the charge and signing a ticket is not necessary for the charges to be valid. The best advice I can give anyone in your position is to get a lawyer to represent you. A DUI is serious and if you can get it reduced it would be much better for you with respect to insurance, fines and many other factors.
Due to the confusion about the ticket it may give a lawyer some bargaining power to get a decent plea bargain. If you can't afford a lawyer you should ask the court to appoint one for you.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law