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
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
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
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.