Written by Gregory Monte. As I indicated in a previous blog post, a Pennsylvania State Police Officer using radar is not permitted to issue a ticket for merely traveling 1 mph over the limit. Specifically, Title 75, Section 3368(c)(4) indicates that: “No person may be convicted upon evidence obtained through the use of [speed-monitoring] devices … Continue reading Don’t Count on This Technicality – The Cop Can Amend the Citation
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. Although at first it may sound crazy, there are actually two motor vehicle statutes you might be violating in a case like this. Impeding Traffic The first of these statutes is usually called something along the lines of “Minimum Speed Regulations.” Here are some examples from various states: Pennsylvania Title 75, … Continue reading Speeding ticket for driving 45 mph in a 55 zone? It’s possible …
Written by Gregory Monte. Notice that I did not title my blog post “How to Effectively BEAT a Speeding Ticket.” Unfortunately, I can’t tell you a magic way to beat each and every possible speeding ticket. But what I can do is teach you a method about how to approach your ticket so that you … Continue reading How to Effectively 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
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. When its time to write a new blog post, I often get inspiration by reading motor vehicle statues and the related judicial opinions based on them. Today, however, the inspiration is a Facebook post that I read this morning. It was a response to my blog post from June 14 entitled … Continue reading The Traffic Ticket Defense Blog – Its value and legitimacy explained to all of the doubters (and haters) out there.
Laser-Blocking Cover on my Front Plate Written by Gregory Monte. As I have indicated many times before, I don’t generally go to websites or other blogs to get answers to questions about traffic enforcement. I either go to the original sources (statutes/case law) or I do my own personal research. Why should the question posed … Continue reading Do Laser-Blocking License Plate Covers Really Work?
Written by Gregory Monte. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I decided it was a good time to issue the first in a series of analyses of speeding ticket data for Pennsylvania. Like most states, the Pennsylvania State Police increase their traffic enforcement around the holidays. What you will read about in … Continue reading Get Ready for a Speeding Ticket! Holiday Weekend Traffic Enforcement in Pennsylvania.