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NJ careless driving ticket with NY license

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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersey.

Hi, I got a careless driving ticket in NJ, while I have a NY license. When I went to pay for the ticket online, I noticed my last name is spelled incorrectly in the online system. My last name contains a 'g', but 'g' is misspelled to a 'y' in the online system, this makes me wonder should i go fight the ticket? Considering the tolls to NJ, and the ticket is $85, it would only make sense if I can get it dismissed completely. Otherwise, if my chance of having it completely dismissed is slim, missing a day of work wouldn't be worth it. However, the handwritten ticket I received does look like the officer wrote a 'g'. It could be when the clerk or cop entered the ticket into the system, the 'g' was incorrectly entered as a 'y'. Or is it possible that the cop entered my name wrong to begin with? Any help will be appreciated!
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Senior Member
It really doesn't matter where the error occurred. You've got plenty of identifying information (DL #, mostly correct spelling, address) that will allow the ticket to be matched up with your drivers record.

Do you have some defense other than your name is spelled wrong?

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