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I have a ticket in MD and they got my birthday wrong on the

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I have a ticket in MD and they got my birthday wrong on the ticket. Is there any basis for dismissal becasue the information on the ticket is wrong. It is a speeding ticket
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Unfortunately, a mistake in the writing of a ticket does not invalidate it. A person's birth date is a useful piece of identifying information, but it's not a required element of the ticket. To get a conviction, the officer need only prove that (a) he saw a car exceeding the posted speed limit and (b) you were driving. The birth date doesn't have anything to do with those elements. Even if it did, the law allows a prosecutor to amend the pleadings to correct those types of mistakes.

If you have a valid defense to the ticket, you have a right to assert it. You also have a right to request a trial and force them to prove that you were speeding. But in inaccuracy on the ticket is unfortunately not enough.

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