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I have a ticket that I don’t believe is valid

I recieved a ticket and nothing is written on
it accept a court date

Asked on April 2, 2019 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

First, you must appear for the court date. Failing to appear will NOT dispose of the case and will at a minimum result in getting another court date and having to show up later. You might even have a bench warrent--an arrest warrant--issued for you to ensure you show up.
Second, when you do show, discuss with the prosecutor. If the prosecutor doesn't have any more information, or the information is obvously false (e.g. it's for someone else's car, mistakenly sent to you), it should be dismissed. If the prosecutor does have good information on the ticket, the court date will be rescheduled and the information provided to you, so you can then decide what to do (unless you are given a good plea on the spot and elect to take it).


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