A Judge’s Discretion in Traffic Court

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

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A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

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?

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.

Beating a Speeding Ticket Based on a Technicality in the Law

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

Statute of Limitations for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania

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

Passing a Car in the Left Lane – An Important Clarification and Update.

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.

Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right?

Written by Gregory Monte. "Do you know why I stopped you?" 7 Ways Police Will Break the Law, Threaten, or Lie to You to Get What they Want I know that there are many people out there who support the police no matter what. According to their way of thinking, we should have the utmost … Continue reading Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right?