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I suggest that yes, that can be a defense. Remember, the burden is on the state to prove otherwise, beyond a reasonable doubt
So if he says he had the voucher/ticket and just discarded it, the state has to prove he is not telling the truth.
I suggest that perhaps there are cameras at the point of entry where the purchase was made and that he can subponea the tapes showing a purchase being made.
As it stands, I suggest you can argue the ticket was bought, he tossed it or lost it and request the state to prove otherwise. Have them subpoena the tapes showing he never made the purchase.
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