On my court summons, the officer printed the date as January 21st 2013 which is a past date, so I technically don't have a court date at all. Is there any way I can use this to help me get my charges dropped?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Absolutely not. This is what is called a "scrivener's error" which means it is a simple typographical error that the Court will allow to be corrected on January 21, 2014. I would certainly show up on this date prepared for trial.
I concur totally in Mr. Winslow's response to this question.