Electronically generated traffic tickets do not have to conform to New York state regulations for the dimensions and structure of paper citations to be valid and enforceable, a Nassau County judge has ruled.

In People v. Mena, 13781/06, District Court Judge Norman St. George found that the 15 NYCRR �91.5 requirement that a ticket packet be a “multi-copy packet with interleaved carbons” on “12 or 13 pound sulfite bond paper” does not render an electronic ticket, or e-ticket, insufficient, as the accusatory instrument has been authorized by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

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