Ohio: Dismissed Traffic Ticket Can Still Be Prosecuted
Federal judge rules the underlying offense of a dismissed traffic citation can still be used against a defendant in a separate case.
A dismissed traffic ticket does not go away. The US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled Thursday that the trial of Timothy Wilkins should proceed, even though the evidence against him came from a traffic stop case that had been dismissed by the Cleveland Municipal Court. As a result, Wilkins was found guilty Monday and will be sentenced on November 19.
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