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Speeding and Getting Your Car Speedometer Calibrated
Post On Apr. 22, 2017
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If you get a speeding ticket sometimes having the speedometer calibration done will reduce the charge. Speedometer are often off by at least a few miles per hour. The reasons vary. Changing the size of your tires can make the speedometer off for example. Even new cars from the factory can be off. I...

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Facebook is NOT your Friend (in court that is)
Post On Feb. 03, 2013
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The Issue Social media is increasingly being used in both civil and criminal trials. A party's own statements are not hearsay, so as long as they are relevant (not a difficult standard), they are generally admissible. Before we were posting our every thought, feeling, and feud online for everyone...

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Radar Says You Were Speeding... Here's How to Question Its Accuracy.

Cross-examine the officer about his radar training To use radar, an officer must complete a 24 hour peace officer standards and training (P.O.S.T.) certified course. Ask the officer if they attended a P.O.S.T.-certified course, and, if so, how long it was. If they answer "yes" to both - which they...

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Top 10 Ways a Breath Test May be False: Focused on Intoxylizer 5000 EN

Introduction to Breath Testing It is important to understand the inner workings and the theory behind breath testing in order to understand how it can be wrong. It behooves all attorneys that deal with breath test evidence to attend special seminars and obtain practical hands on experience with...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LONG ISLAND TRAFFIC TICKETS (full version at traffic-lawyer.com)
Post On Mar. 27, 2011
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FAQ 1 - Should I plead guilty to my traffic ticket? NO. Never plead guilty! I can't begin to tell you how many clients plead guilty to a first speeder and then wind up suspended because they get another one soon after. How your case is handled depends upon WHAT COURT you are to appear before and...

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How to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Washington State
Post On Jan. 11, 2011
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Examine the face of the ticket. 1. Make sure the officer signed the ticket. If the officer forgot to sign the ticket, you can win, because the ticket is no longer admissible. 2. Make sure the ticket properly lists the offense. Sometimes, the officer accuses you of the wrong infraction. Look up the...

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I've Seen the Light-- In My Rear View Mirror-- A guide on what to do when the police pull you over
Post On Sep. 04, 2010
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Under What Circumstances Can the Police Pull Me Over? The police need reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to pull you over. It is a very low standard. Simply going over the speed limit by one mile per hour is enough. Almost any traffic infraction will be enough to stop your vehicle. When the...

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Montana traffic Laws
Post On Aug. 16, 2010
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This is the first edition of the Guide to Montana Traffic Laws. It is based on the National Motorists Association's Motorist's Guide to State and Provincial Traffic Laws, but tailored to our needs here in Montana. It is the only guide of it's kind available in Montana. It is as accurate as we could...

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Radar Says You Were Speeding... Here's How to Question Its Accuracy.

Cross-examine the officer about his radar training To use radar, an officer must complete a 24 hour peace officer standards and training (P.O.S.T.) certified course. Ask the officer if they attended a P.O.S.T.-certified course, and, if so, how long it was. If they answer "yes" to both - which they...

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