You Will Never Guess How This Guy Dodged a Speeding Ticket

In the United States, everyone is equal under the law. At least, that is the way it is supposed to work. In reality, however, people are treated differently all the time. Many people argue that certain races are more prone to being pulled over by police for “routine traffic stops.” Others insist that the system is fair and just. Whatever the case may be, a new ruling from the Federal Court shows that in some situations, people can get away with speeding simply because of their racial background. 

Native American Disputes Traffic Ticket on the Basis of His Race

On June 29, 2023, it was reported that an individual in Tulsa had avoided paying a traffic ticket due to his racial heritage as a Native American. In 2018, this man had been speeding in Tulsa when he received a speeding ticket. He paid the $150 fine, but he later learned that the Supreme Court had made an interesting ruling in 2020. The court found that a native reservation on a huge portion of eastern Oklahoma had never been formally “disestablished” by Congress. This means that Tulsa is essentially still an Indian reservation. 

In other words, the traffic offense was committed by a Native American on an Indian reservation, so the municipal government has no authority over the matter. Tulsa tried to argue that the traffic offense falls under the Curtis Act of 1898, but the Supreme Court rejected this. 

Critics have pointed out that this may set a dangerous precendent for the people of Tulsa. If Native Americans can commit speeding offenses with absolutely no fear of consequences, what is stopping them from driving at 200 miles per hour down a residential road? On the other hand, Native American groups argue that local police can enforce local laws – they simply need to do it in a way that does not involve the Curtis Act. This, they point out, will provide reservations with revenue from traffic tickets directly – a more favorable solution for Native Americans in the area. 

In Georgia, there are much easier ways to dispute a traffic ticket. All you really need to do is get in touch with a qualified traffic attorney and review your options during a consultation. This process may be much easier than you think, with no complicated Supreme Curt judgments involved. 

Where Can I Find a Qualified Traffic Attorney in Georgia?

The strategy employed by the individual mentioned above is certainly a creative way to dispute a traffic ticket. The reality is that everyone can dispute their traffic tickets relatively easily in Georgia, and you should not need to go to Federal Court in order to avoid paying your fines. Book a consultation with a qualified traffic attorney in Georgia, and you can work toward a positive solution in a confident manner. Choose Lankford & Moore Law, and you can get started immediately with an effective action plan. 


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