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

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.

The Hearsay Technicality in Speeding 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