Use In Case Of ¶
This is an example of a letter you can write to respond to a variety of notices from the state. I have personally used this in response to parking tickets and violation notices generated by a traffic camera.
DO NOT treat a NOTICE from the government as a ticket or a judgment; it is only a NOTICE that they want you to do something. You respond to a NOTICE with your own NOTICE, wherein you include your own conditions for accepting their NOTICE. In other words, you’re telling the government, “I’m notifying you that I’ve received your notice and am willing to accept your notice upon conditions x, y and z.” The strategy here is to make your conditions legitimate, yet too burdensome for the government to comply with. Remember you ALWAYS have the power to CONDITIONALLY ACCEPT any notice from government, and you have the power to say NO.
Notice of Understanding and Seeking Clarification ¶
To whom it may concern:
I received a notice of liability (NOTICE NUMBER [#]) demanding or requesting that I pay a fine in the amount of $100.00, but this is only a notice; not a bill of exchange or an order for payment.
As there is no evidence of my involvement with this alleged violation, as well as the fact that I am not granted my 6th amendment rights to confront my accuser (a camera), to learn the full nature of this accusation, I fail to see how the state can prove my guilt in this case beyond a reasonable doubt. I also see no lawful requirement for me to implicate someone else in this process, as the burden of proof is upon the state, not myself. Furthermore, it is also my 5th amendment right to remain silent on the matter.
If it is the state’s decision to move forward in this matter, I will require copies of any evidence the prosecution may have of my involvement in the alleged offense, and all maintenance records for the camera(s) involved. Out of respect for tax payers, I suggest this matter simply be dropped, that their hardearned money not be wasted in such proceedings.