Friday, May 25, 2012

Freedom of Speech?

This is not really a family law topic, but I found it interesting anyway.

A man from Sanford, Florida was ticketed by local police for flashing his car's headlights to warn passing traffic that police were nearby with their radar guns. He was charged with violating a state statute that prohibits the flashing of after-market vehicle lights (i.e. fog lights,...).

The trial judge dismissed the case and stated: (1) the state statute did not apply to him since he was flashing his factory installed headlights, and (2) his headlight flashing to warn oncoming traffic is speech protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Good for him!

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  2. The reason for dismissing the case is very clear that's why he is not punished with any charges.
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