This is an article I wrote to help my client’s when they get pulled over by the Police.:

Not signing a traffic ticket can lead to other charges. Signing for your ticket merely means that you will pay the fine or plead not guilty and show up in court. If your name was spelled wrong, that could be used in court with other anomalies to introduce reasonable doubt in the officer’s testimony. However, if all the information relevant to the stop is correct, a spelling error will not result in the dismissal of the charge(s). Also, if you don’t sign the ticket, you can be arrested on the spot. Always sign the traffic ticket.