Hello,I was written a ticket in a small pa city for passing in a no passing zone.The location on the ticket is wrong. The street the cop wrote on the ticket does't exist in that city. Does this poss. invalidate the citation.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
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QUESTION: "Does this poss. invalidate the citation."
ANSWER: Yes. And when I say "yes", it means (as you mentioned) "possibly". Here is how this works. If you could show something truly serious, such as the wrong statutory or code citation, and could demonstrate prejudice, that could work to invalidate the citation. However, basic errors by the officer will not by any means automatically serve to do so. Also, a citation can later be amended under certain circumstances to correct errors. So, this is not the high standard to which criminal charging instruments are held such as indictments or informations. Meaning there is no law standing for the proposition that you are automatically entitled to a dismissal. The best you can do, if you want to contest the charge, is to make your argument to the Court and then it rests with the Judge to make a ruling. I would love to say otherwise, but I just respect you too much to do you the disservice of misleading you or providing false information, even when the means being the bearer of entirely correct although admittedly discouraging news.
I truly hope all works out for you.
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