14 Alerts From the CRIMINAL Tag


How I Fought a $50 NYC Red-Light Camera Ticket from 1400 Miles Away (and made them earn it): NMA E-Newsletter #453

By T.A. Beckett, NMA Arkansas Member Editor’s Note: Mr. Beckett is not an attorney but his mother was a trial lawyer in the New York City area who also taught legal writing and courtroom practice at Hofstra University. He notes that from age 16 until the time he graduated college, he spent time watching her […]

Criminal Traffic Court is the Best Option: NMA E-Newsletter #450

Whose side are we on anyway? The NMA objects when cities lower the traffic court bar, downgrading routine moving violations from criminal to civil offenses while also issuing lesser fines and eliminating points against defendant driving records. Again, why would we do that? To answer those questions, look no further than the example of jurisprudence […]

How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons Part 2 Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #430

The National Motorists Association received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  Sadly, what you write rings true. My old home town, Cambridge, NY, has for years supported an aggressive policing for profit operation on NY route 22. They have a […]

No Shortcuts to Navigating a DUI Stop: NMA E-Newsletter #344

You may have seen this video of an attorney using a novel approach to navigate his way through a DUI roadblock. Essentially he refuses to have any personal contact with the officers by putting his papers in a plastic bag and hanging them out a mostly rolled-up car window. The officers wave him through without […]

A Little Help Here: NMA E-Newsletter #343

License plate readers, facial recognition systems, surveillance cameras, cell phone snoopers. They’re all out there, and the NMA needs all the help it can get in fighting back. That’s why we appreciate the efforts of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The EFF has made citizen surveillance a priority through its newly launched Street Level Surveillance […]