Written by Gregory Monte.
As I wrote in a recent blog post (More Corona Virus Times – Speeding is all the rage now, it appears….):
“More and more often these days I am seeing articles about how motorists are speeding on the roads. With so many citizens in quarantine, traffic is much lighter than it used to be so this kind of makes sense.”
One of the worst cases turns out to be California:
“… most recently California said that they were having issues with people going in excess of a hundred miles an hour at a greater rate than they would normally see.”
But in Ohio this has not been an issue according to Trooper Brice Nihiser:
“We have seen a decline in the number of citations that we’ve issued with the coronavirus and the stay at home order, people are not only being safer when they’re driving but there’s less people on the road, as they go to and from work those essential workers.”
The Basic Speeding Ticket Defense
This is a 9 page review of the most basic way to beat a speeding ticket – even if you actually were speeding. This particular strategy will almost always work, but it does depend on one aspect of the circumstances surrounding your ticket. For the strategy to be effective, there must be an issue with the speed limit signs, themselves. It’s all about the need of states/localities to comply with their “Obedience to Traffic Control Devices” statutes.
Applying the Traffic Ticket Defense Method to Challenge a Citation.
This is a seven-page, detailed explanation of my three-step method for challenging any traffic ticket. I use the “Driving at a Safe Speed” statute from Pennsylvania to illustrate this method, but it can be applied to any other statute that you might be cited for in the vehicle code.
In addition, no matter what state you live in, the procedure is the same: you need to understand the statute you allegedly violated, look for technicalities in that statute and (most importantly) find case law to support/reveal those technicalities.
The Pennsylvania Stop Sign Defense Strategy in a Nutshell.
This is a one-page, eight-point summary of the strategy I discovered while researching ways of beating unfair stop sign tickets. It is specifically geared to Pennsylvania but can also be applied to most other states.
My Son’s Opening Trial Statement at the Court of Common Pleas.
This is an elegant, one-page, powerfully concise expression of my defense strategy.
The Brief – My Son’s Case Brief for the Court of Common Pleas
- An eighteen-page argument for why an illegal stop sign is not enforceable.
- Requested by the President Judge at Wayne County, PA, Court of Common Pleas.
- A highly distilled application of the Pennsylvania Stop Sign Ticket Defense.