Can a misdemeanor assault be dismissed because the officer has the incorrect date on the citation?

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Can a misdemeanor assault be dismissed because the officer has the incorrect date on the citation?

My 17 year old son was in a fight at school and was charged with a misdemeanor assault. He has never been in trouble and if we could get this charge dropped it would be a heavy weight off of our shoulders.

Asked on February 15, 2012 under Criminal Law, Nebraska

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Most likely a misdemeanor assault charge will not be dismissed against your son simply because the citing officer placed the wrong date on the citation. I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney for your son.

Possibly the court may place your son on court probation where he attends anger management classes, does community service work and pays a fine. If successful, the charge may be dismissed as to him since he is a minor.


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