Q&A - How Close Is "At or Near" for a Traffic Ticket?
Does "at or near" extend to the wrong municipality? The municipal boundary between neighboring Municipality C and D is "Street B", which has a wide grassy median dividing it. I was traveling on the Municipality C side of the road opposite to that of Municipality D written on the ticket, as was the officer and where I was pulled over. I never entered Municipality D at the alleged offense, prior to or during the interaction with the officer and ticket issuance.
Does "at or near" extend to the wrong municipality? That is a significant variance from say the wrong house number.
Is that sufficient grounds to challenge the ticket, assuming the officer does not offer to correct the evidence as presented during their testimony? If the officer does not correct the evidence on the ticket, is it possible to simply state the route I traveled, where the officer pulled me over, etc. was in Municipality C and thus I could not be found guilty of the charge state the alleged violation( in Municipality D), without disputing the offense itself?
I am prepared to dispute the charge as well, but that is not as indisputable and the evidence may be challenged in cross-examination. I know you must present the entire arguments so if the first argument is not sufficient I can't add arguments after, but would rather only present sufficient evidence to dismiss the ticket.