A Positive Result of the Corona Virus Scare

Written by Gregory Monte.

It appears that Pennsylvania has finally joined the information age – too bad it took a coronavirus scare to do it.

I don’t know if this is a permanent change, but for now there will be no more time wasted waiting in line at the PA DMV to get your license renewed because you can now do it online.

And Pennsylvania is not the only state doing this.  For example, in California[MM1] :

“If you’re younger than 70, DMV will let you renew online — if you have a safe driving record. This week, the agency launched a new online services portal, after weeks of hard work to handle increased internet traffic. Both license and vehicle registration renewals can be done there.”

Texas also appears to have an online renewal:

“During this time period, you may still be eligible to renew online at texas.gov. Most Texans who show up to the driver license offices don’t have to.”

Wisconsin is also online:

“Beginning May 11, 2020: Driver licenses can be renewed online.”

This is just a short list but I am pretty sure that all states have made changes as a result of the current situation.


Free Resources

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.

Click to Download the Free “Basic Speeding Ticket Defense”


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.

Click to Download the Free “Applying the Traffic Ticket Defense Method to Challenge a Citation”


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.

Click to Download the Free “Pennsylvania Stop Sign Defense Strategy in a Nutshell”


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.

Click to Download the Free “My Son’s Opening Statement for his Trial in the Court of Common Pleas, Wayne County, Pennsylvania”


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.

Click to Download the Free “Brief Prepared for Submission to the Wayne County, PA, Court of Common Pleas”

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