Can I beat a speeding ticket based on an incorrect time notation on the ticket?

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Can I beat a speeding ticket based on an incorrect time notation on the ticket?

On the citation the time is listed as 18:45 however it should really have said 17:45. I can show that I was communicating with my wife via text message at 18:05 about the ticket I just received. So I was wondering if I can get a log of some sort from the officer showing what time he actually stopped me and then ask how long the stop took thus showing that I couldn’t have been there at the time of the ticket. Would that be sufficient for a dismissal? Also, the date is correct on the citation but the day is listed a Mon when it should be Sunday. And what do I do or say to avoid ticket being ammended

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Andrew Goldberg

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should file for a Hearing. Can you win? The answer is only "maybe". Immediately before the Hearing, go and speak to the police officer who issued the speeding ticket. Ask him or her to drop the points and you will then enter a guilty plea and pay the fine. You do not need a lawyer to do that. I assure you the Cop will do that deal, dropping the points unless you cursed or otherwise gave him a load of disrespect at the scene. If you did not, then you'll get the deal.


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