Just a quick note that I will not be publishing any blog posts for the next two weeks.
Written by Gregory Monte. I first discovered this particular law when doing research into the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code. The result was a blog post called: Virginia Driving Laws – You Would Need a Police State to Enforce Some of Them The Virginia Statute (and my commentary on it) § 46.2-812. Driving more than thirteen hours … Continue reading A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?
Written by Gregory Monte. The Discussion Continues This post is part of my continuing series of articles to explain the strategy/method you should use to decide if your traffic ticket is worth contesting or not. The original post from Thursday, July 25th provided the entire strategy all at once: How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding … Continue reading Using Google Scholar to Challenge a Speeding Ticket.
Written by Gregory Monte. Although at first it may sound crazy, there are actually two motor vehicle statutes you might be violating in a case like this. Impeding Traffic The first of these statutes is usually called something along the lines of “Minimum Speed Regulations.” Here are some examples from various states: Pennsylvania Title 75, … Continue reading Speeding ticket for driving 45 mph in a 55 zone? It’s possible …
Written by Gregory Monte. Notice that I did not title my blog post “How to Effectively BEAT a Speeding Ticket.” Unfortunately, I can’t tell you a magic way to beat each and every possible speeding ticket. But what I can do is teach you a method about how to approach your ticket so that you … Continue reading How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding Ticket.
Written by Gregory Monte. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Famous philosophical thought experiment. “De minimis no curat lex [the law does not concern itself with trifles].” Latin Expression Important Note This post is specifically geared to Pennsylvania, but other states … Continue reading The De Minimis “Technicality” in Traffic Ticket Cases.
Written by Gregory Monte. I learned about this particular technicality the hard way. In this post, I cite several Pennsylvania court cases, but the hearsay technicality applies in all states. The Background Info. About ten years ago, I got a speeding ticket in Paramus, New Jersey. The two officers involved in my citation were working … Continue reading The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding Cases
Written by Gregory Monte. I have written many blog posts about using technicalities to beat traffic tickets. If you have the time or interest, feel free to check them out: A Bit of Humor from the Bench (“Good” vs. “Bad” Technicalities in the Law)Another Creative Way to Fight a Speeding Ticket – Challenge the Odometer. Beating … Continue reading Beating a Speeding Ticket Based on a Technicality in the Law
I know, I know ... this is not a "statute" but I couldn't find a better picture. Written by Gregory Monte. How about if I start with a really short answer and then leave the details for whoever want to delve into them? Three Years … that is the statute of limitations for traffic tickets. … Continue reading Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania
Written by Gregory Monte. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how you could get a ticket for traveling in the left lane of a highway: A Traffic Ticket for Traveling in the Left Lane? The point I made was that, in most states, you have a duty to keep right unless passing. … Continue reading Passing a Car in the Left Lane – An Important Clarification and Update.