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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The Police as “Community Caretakers”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” Ronald Reagan Written by Gregory Monte. I first encountered the idea of a community caretaker when reading about an individual who was pulled over by the police for stopping too long at a stop sign.  I found this … Continue reading The Police as “Community Caretakers”

The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

Written by Gregory Monte. If you want to learn about an interesting way to beat a speeding ticket – even if you actually were speeding – keep reading.  This particular strategy will almost always work, but it does depend on one aspect of the circumstances surrounding your ticket.  For the strategy to be effective, there must … Continue reading The Motor Vehicle Statute That Trumps Them All.

How NOT to Pass on the Right …

Written by Gregory Monte. Last week I posted two articles about the legality of passing a car using the shoulder of the road: A Ticket for Using the Shoulder to Turn Right? Not in TX (and possibly PA) Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal? When I came across the video shown below, … Continue reading How NOT to Pass on the Right …

No Passing Zones – A Technicality to Beat Your Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. What the Law Says Pennsylvania is one of the few states which allows motorists to cross a double yellow line in order to pass a slower moving vehicle.  I proved this in a blog post back in June: Can You Cross a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Slow-Moving Vehicle? The only restriction … Continue reading No Passing Zones – A Technicality to Beat Your Ticket

Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

Written by Gregory Monte. Pennsylvania – The Reasonable State Back in April I wrote a blog post about how Pennsylvania was more reasonable than other states when it comes to its issuing speeding tickets: Speeding Tickets in PA – More Reasonable Than Many Other States. Well, it turns out that my home state is also reasonable when … Continue reading Using the Shoulder to Pass a Car Turning Left. Is it Legal?

Four Ways to Beat a Parking Ticket

Written by Gregory Monte. To Fight or Not to Fight? Because I realize that most people will not waste time fighting parking tickets, I thought twice before deciding to write this post. After all, there are no license points involved and the fines for parking violations are not usually excessive.  Most people have the attitude that … Continue reading Four Ways to Beat a Parking Ticket