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One Day in Court: All the Justice You Can Afford

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.28.2016 | Crime
Pia de Jong

-- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits "You have the right to remain silent," says the judge, sitting at a high podium in front of a monumental wall. At o...

The Future of Policing and Autonomous Cars

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Jaylen Bledsoe

So here's my question: As a result of autonomous cars, are we going to see more state-centralized policing, or will see local municipalities finding other reasons to fine and ticket their citizens? Will we see a higher level of scrutinization on what today are lesser-fined violations?

John Oliver Wants To #ShutDownTheF**kBarrel

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Comedy

Fees from traffic tickets and other minor offenses are often a major source of revenue for many communities. But what happens when you can't afford to...

Ben Walsh

For-Profit Company Threatened To Jail People For Not Paying Traffic Fines, Lawsuit Says | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business

The pitch is simple: For no cost, a private company will help collect fines and fees owed to cities. These for-profit firms, called probation services...

Tips From Former Police Officers on How to Avoid Getting That Traffic Ticket

Quora | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

If you were reasonable, and the infraction was not reckless or dangerous to others, you'd usually get a break from me. Once. I had a long memory.

Cop Says He Was Penalized For Refusing To Profile Young Drivers For Traffic Stops

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

A veteran police officer in Mendham Township, New Jersey claims he was passed over for promotions and denied opportunities to earn overtime pay after ...

Don't Get Distracted -- or Else

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

Getting distracted can result in a lot more serious consequences than simply getting a ticket, and being distracted -- and not staying focused -- is one of the social problems of our times.

The Traffic Ticket Racket and Its Erosive Effect on Community Policing

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I fought the law and the law didn't show up in traffic court the other day, so my case was summarily dismissed. Oh, happy day... sort of. After pay...

Traffic Tickets Can Ruin More Than Your Day

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Assuming you're not going to challenge the ticket in court, the damage has been done and your insurance rates will likely climb -- what can you do to lower your premium? Here are a few tips

Postal Service Claims Immunity From Traffic Tickets

Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

The U.S. Postal Service is trying to get out of paying some traffic tickets. A lawyer for the USPS sent the city of East Cleveland as well as the ...

New Device Momentairly Obscures License Plates, May Signal End To Red-Light Camera Tickets

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

Drivers worried about those pesky red light cameras may soon be able to put their mind at ease, while keeping the police off their backs and out of th...

Man Pays $137 Traffic Ticket With 137 Origami Pigs

Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

Here's a guy who really wanted to stick it to the man. A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows a man paying for a $137 traffic ticket with 137...

Spinal Cord Injury Research Law -- One Vote Short?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Numb with shock, disappointment and rage, I hurled myself out of the Senate gallery, sat down on the cold marble floor, got out my phone book and cellphone. We were one vote short.

If You Don't Pay Your Traffic Tickets, We Will Shut Off Your Utilities

Posted 04.27.2012 | Weird News

Residents of one New Mexico city are in danger of having their utilities shut off if they don't pay tickets for running red lights. The city of Las...

Professor Writes Four Page Paper To Get Out Of A Ticket

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.17.2012 | College

There are plenty of ways to get out of a traffic ticket: charm, flattery, fakery, full-on tears, "My uncle is a cop" all come to mind. Submitting a ...

Arlington County Police: We Don't Use A Quota System

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What's going on in Arlington County? On Monday, WUSA-TV reported that it had obtained an Arlington County Police Department memo detaili...

Your Driver's License: Don't Come Home Without It

Saul Segan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Saul Segan

There are many pitfalls in holding a driver's license, that can cause untold grief and expense, but can be easily overlooked. A license to drive is c...

WATCH: What To Do With Your Red Light Camera Tickets

Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles officials announced Monday that motorists can ignore red light camera citations, reports the LA Times. The decision comes from a City ...