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legal question .. Denvers Dream 2 kids; Colorado 695 posts
2nd Feb '13

If there are any mistakes on a police/ report/affidavit can a case be dismissed?

lovinthem04 Due June 26 (boy); 19 kids; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 1999 posts
2nd Feb '13

Not in my case. I had a speeding ticket that had my name COMPLETELY wrong ( a totally different name) and had other incorrect info on it and I STILL had to pay it. I asked them at court and they said it's didn't matter. This was on a military post though

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
2nd Feb '13

I was just going to post the same thing. Lol. To answer ur question I hope so

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
2nd Feb '13

DH said it depends on the mistake. So, hopefully!

Denvers Dream 2 kids; Colorado 695 posts
2nd Feb '13

Yea I hope so too in my case .. I may have to ask a lawyer but yeah I thought I would ask anywhere here ...



Like the report says "Suspect Oneal" and my last name is lopez lol .. so idk if that counts for anything

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:</b>" DH said it depends on the mistake. So, hopefully! "</blockquote>




Is your dh in law enforcement?

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:</b>" DH said it depends on the mistake. So, hopefully! "</blockquote> Is your dh in law enforcement?"


No, but he used to work at a state prison. He worked with law enforcement a lot.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Denvers Dream:" Yea I hope so too in my case .. I may have to ask a lawyer but yeah I thought I would ask anywhere here ... [snip!] ... ask anywhere here ... Like the report says "Suspect Oneal" and my last name is lopez lol .. so idk if that counts for anything"


Wow. Those names aren't even close. Lol.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:</b>" No, but he used to work at a state prison. He worked with law enforcement a lot."</blockquote>



My SO was pulled over a few days ago because our tail lights weren't working & got a ticket for no license. The officer put his court date as april 2012. He's hoping it will get dropped

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:</b>" No, but he used to work at a state ... [snip!] ... weren't working & got a ticket for no license. The officer put his court date as april 2012. He's hoping it will get dropped"


If he has a license but didn't have it on him at the time, I always thought that was like a fix it ticket. You prove that you had a valid license at the time and it's done. Maybe he just has to go to court and show his license?

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
2nd Feb '13

More than likely not. A police report is like a police's witness statement so unless it is like complete and utter bullshit, it more than likely a case or charge would not get dismissed. Something like your name, wouldn't get it dismissed.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
2nd Feb '13

In most cases they won't dismiss because the info is wrong unless they have the wrong person. Initial reports are made quick and on the fly. If the officer can say "yes that is the person we are perusing charges upon." that's all that matters. Some magistrates are more lenient than others when it comes to misprints.



The licence/tail light thing is a state by state basis. Some states will cite you because it is the law to have an ID on your person at all times, so you will have to search the state laws.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:</b>" If he has a license but didn't have it on him at the time, I always thought that was like a fix it ticket. ... [snip!] ... You prove that you had a valid license at the time and it's done. Maybe he just has to go to court and show his license?"</blockquote>




Nope he doesn't have a valid license. He can get it back but he has to wait for his taxes so he can pay off his fine. He SHOULD have it by the time he goes to court