My question involves a traffic citation from the state of Oregon.
Multiple cars were pulled over for similar violations the other day. The officer issued a citation for me, but when he discussed "my" violations and handed "my" copy of the citation, he handed me a copy of a citation with someone else's name, car, etc, on it.
I live in California and it would nearly an 8 hour drive to the court to go in and discuss this matter in person, but the county does offer a "trial by mail" option.
My question is, what is the best way to bring up this flaw and is it enough to have the ticket dismissed? My assumption is a citation was issued with the appropriate data, but I never had a discussion about that specific ticket. It does have a clause on the bottom of the ticket saying that the officer has severed the defendant with the complaint, which they failed to do.