Legal Question in Traffic Law in Maryland

If an officer misspells your legal name on a traffic citation, is the citation still valid?

Asked on 10/14/13, 3:36 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

William Welch William L. Welch, III Attorney

The purpose of a charging document is to give you notice about what you must defend. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial. Consider seeking a confidential consultation.

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Answered on 10/14/13, 5:06 pm
Jason Cleckner Law Office of Jason Cleckner, LLC

Usually, but there may be many other issues that could make it invalid.

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Answered on 10/15/13, 4:12 pm


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