A Ticket for “Inconsiderate” Driving?

Written by Gregory Monte. I don’t usually write about traffic laws in other countries, but when I read that a driver in the UK  got a ticket for splashing a pedestrian, I felt compelled to check out the section of the code which he had violated: UK Road Traffic Act, Part 1, Section 3: “If a … Continue reading A Ticket for “Inconsiderate” Driving?

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Very Sneaky: Cops Dressed as Construction Workers.

Written by Gregory Monte. I was alerted to this situation after reading the National Motorist Association website today.  An article was posted about New York State Troopers disguising themselves as construction workers in order to catch violations of the motor vehicle code. “During ‘Operation Hardhat,’ troopers dressed as highway workers, while stationed in active work zones, … Continue reading Very Sneaky: Cops Dressed as Construction Workers.

Free PDF – Challenging a Citation Using the Traffic Ticket Defense Method

Written by Gregory Monte. If you get a ticket, there are three steps to take to determine if it is worth contesting. Read/Understand the statute you allegedly violated - that's pretty straightforward. Interpret this statute to see if you really violated it. This means looking for possible technicalities in the way the law was written that … Continue reading Free PDF – Challenging a Citation Using the Traffic Ticket Defense Method

Lame Advice From a Lawyer? You Get What Pay For …

Written by Gregory Monte. The Case That Inspired This Post There is a lawyer-based traffic ticket “help” website called AVVO.  Back in 2013 someone posted a question about a ticket he received for allegedly delaying traffic in New Jersey, a violation of 39:4-56. Delaying traffic prohibited: “No person shall drive or conduct a vehicle in such … Continue reading Lame Advice From a Lawyer? You Get What Pay For …

Ticket for delaying traffic? Here is a way to beat it.

Written by Gregory Monte. The Case That Inspired This Post There is a lawyer-based traffic ticket “help” website called AVVO.  Back in 2013 someone posted a question about a ticket he received for allegedly delaying traffic in New Jersey, a violation of 39:4-56. Delaying traffic prohibited: “No person shall drive or conduct a vehicle in such … Continue reading Ticket for delaying traffic? Here is a way to beat it.

Crossing a Solid White Line on a Highway – Is it Legal?

Written by Gregory Monte. The short answer is that it depends on the state you are driving in – but that is not really why I decided to write this blog post.  Instead, I wanted to make a point (yet again) about how useless much traffic ticket advice on the internet actually is … presently company … Continue reading Crossing a Solid White Line on a Highway – Is it Legal?

Pro Se Defendants and Impatient Judges

Written by Gregory Monte. Defending yourself (pro se) in traffic court can be a “trying” experience. First of all, you are pitting yourself against a prosecutor who represents the state for a living.  Not only does he know all the ins and outs of the law, but he is also very familiar with court procedures.  He … Continue reading Pro Se Defendants and Impatient Judges