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.
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?
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
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. 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 …
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
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 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
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