Inquiry: I got a ticket for failing to sign my permit in ink and the officer spelt my first name incorrectly. I heard this means the ticket is void. Is that correct?
Reponse: That would not be correct. While we do need to be aware of any errors on a ticket, a simple mistake in the spelling of your first name would generally have no impact on the defence of the charge. The officer will have included other identification information such as your driver’s licence number and date of birth on the ticket to have the simple error amended.