This is a 23-page analysis of my son’s strategy for his trial in Magisterial Court (the first stage of “justice” in Pennsylvania). In this document I lay out the reasoning behind my Traffic Ticket Defense Strategy in an easy to understand one, two, three approach. I also discuss the process of getting open public records which can be used in court to support your case. Finally, I reveal some of the human “drama” of finding justice in a small town where the people in charge all know each other.
The table of contents are shown below.
Table of Contents
Preface – Where I’ve Been and Where I Intend to Go.
- Unfair Stop Sign Tickets?
- Unfair = Unenforceable.
- KISS and the ONE, TWO, THREE Defense.
- Next Project – Speeding Tickets.
Section One – My Basic Defense: The ONE, TWO, THREE Strategy.
- Original Plan Outline – KISS.
- ONE Open Public Records Request.
- TWO References to Important Laws.
- THREE Quotes from Court Cases.
Section Two: Details About the Alleged Violation.
- Original Summons.
- Pictures of the Intersection.
- Final Court Date Set (After Rescheduling it Twice).
Section Three: From pre-trial “shenanigans” to eventual victory.
- Word Gets Around?
- Denied Justice? – The Magisterial Court Judge Refuses to Allow Me to Speak.
- On to the Court of Common Pleas.
- Victory at Last.