A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about a motorist’s First Amendment right to “disrespect” a cop: Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing? My research revealed that the following three actions are protected:
Giving the middle finger to a cop
Cursing at a cop directly
Cursing in your car in the presence
of a cop
Although I didn’t recommend doing any of those things ,
the purpose of the post was to recognize that the US Constitution, thankfully,
still has relevance today. These
behaviors, although clearly disrespectful, are still considered free speech.
“In a vote
this week, lawmakers in the Monroe County Legislature passed a proposal in a
17-10 vote to fine and/or jail a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the
personal safety of an officer. The jail sentence is up to one year and the fine
is up to $5,000.”
You got a traffic ticket, you’re pissed off, and you want to fight it - but you don’t even know where to begin.
If that opening line describes your current state of mind, then my blog is written with you in mind.
I should state right up front that I am not an attorney, so please do not consider anything that I write to be legal advice in any sense of the term.
I am just a regular citizen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who got pissed off after my son received an unfair stop sign ticket in September of 2018.
I spent several hours searching the internet for suggestions about how to fight it and then came to the realization that most of what is available out there is essentially useless information.
But there was a silver lining in all of this wasted effort. My frustration at not being able to find any useful resources on the internet inspired me to create the website Stop-Sign-Ticket.com. I can now offer fellow citizens hope for some kind of justice in the courtroom – no matter how much they think the odds are against them.
My son was able to beat his ticket based on the information that I discovered and I am confident that it will be useful to you also.
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