Flipping Off a Cop – It’s Legal.

Written by Gregory Monte. In a blog post from last October (Can a Cop Pull You Over for Cursing?) I discussed why the following three actions were legal: Giving Middle Finger to a CopCursing at a CopCursing in Your Car (and a cop hears you) In a later post from last November (The Police and Free Speech) I … Continue reading Flipping Off a Cop – It’s Legal.

Traffic Tickets: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I wrote a blog post about yet another useless traffic ticket advice website: More Useless Speeding Ticket Advice. A reader responded with a very interesting comment that I though was worth sharing. In response to the claim on the useless website that: “If you go to court, the prosecutor has to … Continue reading Traffic Tickets: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Seat Belt Ticket Ends in Getting Shot by Cop

Written by Gregory Monte. Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold Let me say right up front that when this individual was stopped, he should have just accepted the ticket. As I tell my son, if a cop stops you, open all of your windows, keep your hands on the steering wheel and turn on your … Continue reading Seat Belt Ticket Ends in Getting Shot by Cop

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?

The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …

Written by Gregory Monte. Yesterday I posted a very basic analysis of the number of speeding tickets handed out by Pennsylvania State Troopers over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  This was a follow-up to a similar analysis I did of speed enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend.  In that earlier post, I determined that three … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – Revisited …

Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

Written by Gregory Monte. What you will read in this post is a 100% full-proof way to beat a stop sign ticket in Ohio.  The only catch is that the sign you allegedly violated must have been improperly placed by the authorities. There are many ways that a stop sign can be improperly installed, but I … Continue reading Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

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.

The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding Cases

Written by Gregory Monte. I learned about this particular technicality the hard way. In this post, I cite several Pennsylvania court cases, but the hearsay technicality applies in all states. The Background Info. About ten years ago, I got a speeding ticket in Paramus, New Jersey.  The two officers involved in my citation were working … Continue reading The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding Cases

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