How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lucy, Esq. Your Own Question
Lucy, Esq.
Lucy, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 30383
Experience:  Lawyer. Former judicial law clerk. Worked for District Attorney's Office in Traffic Court.
Type Your Traffic Law Question Here...
Lucy, Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

This answer was rated:

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

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns about what I've written, please reply so that I may address them. It's important to me that you are 100% satisfied with the service I provide. Otherwise, please rate my service positively so that I get credit for answering your question. Thank you.
Lucy, Esq. and other Traffic Law Specialists are ready to help you