The Easiest Way to Beat a Traffic Ticket – Use the Federal MUTCD

Written by Gregory Monte. If you check my blog archives you will see that I have written 18 posts which discuss how the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) can be used to beat a traffic ticket (speeding, stop sign, red light, etc.).  If you want to take a deep dive into this topic, … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Beat a Traffic Ticket – Use the Federal MUTCD

The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – True to Form Yet Again …

Written by Gregory Monte. As I indicated in yesterday’s blog post, the Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during each holiday season and then report the results of their efforts on the  “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page.   Well, the results are now in for Thanksgiving. Before I discuss those results, let me remind readers that … Continue reading The “Cowboy” PA State Troopers – True to Form Yet Again …

In PA, Very Few Holiday Crashes Involve Alcohol

Written by Gregory Monte. The Pennsylvania State Police step-up enforcement on the roads during the following holiday seasons: New YearsSpring BreakMemorial DayJuly FourthLabor DayThanksgivingChristmas You can see the breakdown of tickets issued by going to the “Pennsylvania Pressroom” page on the State Police Website. When I sifted through the data from Memorial Day 2016 through Labor … Continue reading In PA, Very Few Holiday Crashes Involve Alcohol

A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

Written by Gregory Monte. If a cop gives you a “break” on your speeding ticket, can you use this leniency against him in court?  Sounds like a terrible thing to do, right?  Maybe, but it might be worth a try if you are pissed off enough about getting that ticket in the first place.  The way … Continue reading A “Speed Trap” for the Cops?

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

“Testilying” – How Cops Routinely Lie in the Courtroom

Written by Gregory Monte. I first discussed the issue of cops lying in court back in early June – Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right? I bring it up again, because in the course of recent research I came across a term that I had never heard before.  In People v. Campbell, 2019 IL App … Continue reading “Testilying” – How Cops Routinely Lie in the Courtroom

A $290,000 Speeding Ticket? Be Thankful You Don’t Live in Switzerland.

Written by Gregory Monte. The announcement of this expensive speeding ticket was big news back in 2010, but I don’t ever remember hearing about it.  I guess it was back before the time I cared all that much about traffic issues.  How times have changed. What is going on here? “In 2002 Swiss voters approved replacing … Continue reading A $290,000 Speeding Ticket? Be Thankful You Don’t Live in Switzerland.