Posted on February 20, 2012

PA Judge Charged with Dismissing Her Own Traffic Tickets

Zach Bowman, Auto Blog, February 17, 2012

We have to imagine it’s easier to fight the law and win when you’re a judgeReuters reports Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has been charged with a number of crimes associated with dismissing her own traffic violations. {snip}

Ballentine was issued two parking tickets in November 2010 when her BMW was parked illegally in front of her home, followed by a third citation for an out-of-date registration. The judge failed to pay the tickets on time, and summonses were mailed to her home. Ballentine then allegedly went onto the online court system and dismissed the tickets with a waive of her judicial wand.