Written by Gregory Monte. Introduction What you will find below is the text of a letter written by a member of the National Motorists Association from Pennsylvania. I found it very interesting because the individual highlighted several topics that I have written about on my blog over the past year. Topic #1 – PA Title … Continue reading Judges Suck but You Can Still Win in Court on a Technicality
DA Chastised by Judge in Parking Ticket Case
Written by Gregory Monte. I love to read cases where a defendant represents himself pro se in court. It reminds me why I started this blog in the first place - to provide information to such individuals so that when they go before a judge they have a fighting chance to win. Improbable Victory for Pro … Continue reading DA Chastised by Judge in Parking Ticket Case
A Judge’s Discretion in Traffic Court
Written by Gregory Monte. Court of Justice? Would you be annoyed if an individual defending himself before you in court on a speeding ticket charge got a more lenient sentence than you for the exact same offense? Sounds unfair, right? Well, it turns out that judges have wide discretion when it comes to sentencing. Consider the … Continue reading A Judge’s Discretion in Traffic Court
A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?
Written by Gregory Monte. Many states have motor vehicle statutes that prohibit drivers from hanging items off the rear view mirror of a vehicle. In this post I cite several examples to illustrate the many ways that the law can be written. Some are clear and straightforward (Vermont) and some are as vague as they come … Continue reading A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?
Using Google Scholar to Challenge a Speeding Ticket.
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.
Beating a Speeding Ticket Based on a Technicality in the Law
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
Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania
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
Passing a Car in the Left Lane – An Important Clarification and Update.
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.
Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right?
Written by Gregory Monte. "Do you know why I stopped you?" 7 Ways Police Will Break the Law, Threaten, or Lie to You to Get What they Want I know that there are many people out there who support the police no matter what. According to their way of thinking, we should have the utmost … Continue reading Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right?
Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.
Written by Gregory Monte. Is a driver permitted to pass a school bus when the yellow (amber) lights are flashing? The Short Answer Yes, you can pass a school bus with flashing amber lights. Simple enough, but I will add that you are asking for trouble if you do so immediately after these lights are … Continue reading Passing a School Bus with Yellow Flashing Lights.