I received a speeding ticket. It has someone else's name and address on it but the car info is correct. What do I do?
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): GeorgiaWhat have you tried so far?: Nothing
Did you personally receive the ticket? Did the officer stop two vehicles at the same time?What is the speed/speed limit on the ticket?
There were three police cars all with people pulled over. I drove past and then a minute later I was pulled over. My ticket states I was going 77 in a 55.
It appears that the officer may have doubled up on someone and written your ticket with the same information from the previous car that he stopped. The problem is that they can track you down since the car tag number is XXXXX The other problem is that if this was a two lane road this is a superspeeder ticket. Probably your best option is to show up on your court date and talk to the officer. He may be willing to dismiss the ticket or at least reduce it to a 14 over that is a no points ticket that will not show on your record. If you do not, they will probably eventually figure it out and then you will be in worse trouble. Here is more information on Georgia speeding tickets. http://www.speedingticketcentral.com/Georgia-speeding-ticket.html
I was wondering if my name was put on another ticket and when I pay this I may have another with my name. Do I just mail my payment in?
That is why I recommended showing for court, to be sure that it is properly taken care of rather than just paying the ticket which at that speed is not a good idea in case it does go on your record.
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