Beating a Traffic Ticket Using MUTCD – The Fog Line “Technicality”

Written by Gregory Monte. This post will mark the 20th time I have written about the importance of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices in fighting traffic tickets.  As I have indicated on numerous occasions, the MUTCD is THE source for technicalities that help you beat the system.  While you won’t always be able … Continue reading Beating a Traffic Ticket Using MUTCD – The Fog Line “Technicality”

The Easiest Way to Beat a Traffic Ticket – Use the Federal MUTCD

Written by Gregory Monte. If you check my blog archives you will see that I have written 18 posts which discuss how the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) can be used to beat a traffic ticket (speeding, stop sign, red light, etc.).  If you want to take a deep dive into this topic, … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Beat a Traffic Ticket – Use the Federal MUTCD

DA Chastised by Judge in Parking Ticket Case

Written by Gregory Monte. I love to read cases where a defendant represents himself pro se in court.  It reminds me why I started this blog in the first place - to provide information to such individuals so that when they go before a judge they have a fighting chance to win. Improbable Victory for Pro … Continue reading DA Chastised by Judge in Parking Ticket Case

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?

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?

Stopped Too Long at a Stop Sign? You Might Just Get Pulled Over.

Written by Gregory Monte. Have you ever heard of the community caretaking doctrine? It is an exception to the 4th Amendment protection on unlawful searches and seizures.  From what I can tell, it was first identified in the 1973 US Supreme Court Case Cady v. Dombrowski, 413 US 433: “Local police officers, unlike federal officers, frequently … Continue reading Stopped Too Long at a Stop Sign? You Might Just Get Pulled Over.

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.