Recently a policy enforcer handed me a ticket for my "unregistered vehicle", after which I promptly mailed it in after checking the "not guilty" box. I plead, as opposed to mailing it in without a plea, to help get the proverbial ball rolling so they'd mail me an acknowledgement of their receipt of the ticket, which they later did. A plea doesn't estop one from raising the issue of jurisdiction, which can be challenged at any time.
Their receipt letter also stated one should mail it back with any additional information one might want a state's attorney to review, prior to his deciding to initiate courtroom drama. I replied back with a slimmed-down version of the two page predecessor to our Memo/N&D template suite. I gave it to a friend some time ago who claims to have used it on petty tickets several times for both himself and others, with 100% success.
I was confident that our old handiwork is sufficient to address this issue, and desired to save on the postal costs of mailing the full document package. The case was nolle'd.
The "State" has plenty of plausible deniability here, as they (a) don't state the reason for the nolle and (b) even said in the ticket receipt letter that the ticket may be nolle'd with no action on my part; this has happened to me in the past, presumably because their caseload at times is too burdensome.
Unlike the new docs, the old one is not a demand but rather an informal letter suggesting that not proving TJ may place the moving party in an unfavorable position. Therefore, I think I can also speak for my co-author when I say the old doc may suffice only for minor issues, e.g., parking and minor traffic citations. It would behoove one to use the full template suite for more serious challenges from the gov't, or any action initiated by a private party/attorney.
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