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Why Officers Cop an Attitude

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The recent traffic stop ambush that resulted in the fatal shooting of Virginia Tech police officer Dereik Crouse has many saddened, baffled and shocked. But one former Maryland cop admits he’s more than disappointed. He’s downright fired up. “There is no such thing as a ‘routine’ traffic stop. If it were ‘routine,’ a police officer would not […]

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Traffic Stop Dos and Don’ts by Jen Lamboy on

Few things feel as instantly upsetting as getting caught. For most, this surge of emotions dates back to elementary school, when your teacher busted you for snapping your desk buddy with a #2 pencil or squirting glue onto the chair of a whiny classmate who’d left her seat to complain about the mean songs you […]

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Why Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney by Jen Lamboy on

Traffic tickets can impact drivers in numerous ways for multiple years. We’re talking steep fines, car insurance rate hikes and more. It’s no wonder seeing flashing lights in the rearview mirror brings some motorists to tears. But getting pulled over doesn’t always have to sting so painfully—especially if you hire a traffic ticket attorney. Keep […]

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Traffic Ticket Myths by Jen Lamboy on

We’ve all heard them: “You can’t get a traffic ticket for driving under the posted speed limit.” Or, “Driving with the flow of traffic prevents you from getting a speeding ticket.” The opinions out there are just as numerous as actual traffic laws. But what’s the truth? We chatted with a few ex cops to […]

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Top Traffic Ticket Excuses by Jen Lamboy on

It takes a skilled artist to craft an excuse so fantastic that it defies traffic tickets. In fact, one former cop admitted to us that only the utmost creativity could sway him from handing over a citation. But who are these people? And more importantly, what are they saying that actually works? In search of […]

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How to Avoid a Vehicle Search by Jen Lamboy on

Plain and simple, you have the right to refuse consent to a vehicle search. Yet, in the heat of a traffic stop, many drivers with something to hide worsen matters by allowing the cop to snoop inside their cars. Perhaps they think being cooperative will carry more weight and put them in better standing with […]

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Why Pay Traffic Tickets by Jen Lamboy on

Ready to Pay Your Traffic Ticket?  If you’re ready to pay your fine, visit our Paying Traffic Tickets page specific to the state you received your citation. Processes differ between states and counties so check your traffic ticket for specific information. Want to plead not guilty? Visit our Fighting Traffic Tickets page for more information. […]

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