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#1 M0maRee

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

Can you get off on a technicality if they misspell your name?

#2 Tax_Counsel

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

Typically, no. All the state has to do is amend the complaint or indictment. The real issue will be whether the state can show that you were the one who committed the offense, no matter how the name is spelled.


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:46 AM

Depends on what "get off" means, on who "they" are, the identity of the state where this occurred, and what the context and relevant facts are.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

Have the case dismissed in the State of VA and they meant the Detective and/or Assist Commonwealth Atty. & thanks

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:19 PM

Again, facts and context are necessary.  What is the person charged with?  On what did these people misspell the name?  Why does the misspelling matter?


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