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.
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
I know, I know ... this is not a "statute" but I couldn't find a better picture. Written by Gregory Monte. How about if I start with a really short answer and then leave the details for whoever want to delve into them? Three Years … that is the statute of limitations for traffic tickets. … Continue reading Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania
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.
Written by Gregory Monte. Pennsylvania is one of the many states to use aircraft for speed enforcement. You can read the official State Police policy on this if you want to know the details of this program. Apparently, this method of speed enforcement is not used that much anymore. An article in The Morning Call … Continue reading Police Speed Enforcement from Aircraft in Pennsylvania