Don’t Count on This Technicality – The Cop Can Amend the Citation

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

Using the “MUTCD Technicality” to Beat a Traffic Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. I Love “Technicalities” I write a lot of blog posts about using “technicalities” to beat traffic tickets.  You can go to the archives section of my blog page if you want to see the whole list of articles related to this topic.  When I use the term “technicality,” I have in … Continue reading Using the “MUTCD Technicality” to Beat a Traffic Ticket

A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?

Written by Gregory Monte. I first discovered this particular law when doing research into the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code.  The result was a blog post called: Virginia Driving Laws – You Would Need a Police State to Enforce Some of Them The Virginia Statute (and my commentary on it) § 46.2-812. Driving more than thirteen hours … Continue reading A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?

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.

Speeding ticket for driving 45 mph in a 55 zone? It’s possible …

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 …

How to Effectively Challenge a Speeding Ticket.

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.

The De Minimis “Technicality” in Traffic Ticket Cases.

Written by Gregory Monte. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Famous philosophical thought experiment. “De minimis no curat lex [the law does not concern itself with trifles].” Latin Expression Important Note This post is specifically geared to Pennsylvania, but other states … Continue reading The De Minimis “Technicality” in Traffic Ticket Cases.