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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son received a speeding ticket while driving my husbands car. If we go to court to fight the ticket. What happens?

The officer wrote the ticket out to my husband. Would the case be dismissed or would the ticket be transferred to my son.

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 25, 2020

I’m not sure I understand your question when I read the other attorneys answer. If your son was given a ticket and he was not driving the vehicle that yes the case should be dismissed. However if your son was driving and he did in fact get the ticket points could lead to increased insurance... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you get for credit card fraud by using a strangers card

Was asked to get something for co-worker on break and I thought the card that I had used was the co-workers card and put it in my pocket and used it. Ended up that it wasn't my co-workers card after all. Since I was last used by card holder at my place of work they matched up the video... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

It is a felony of the 3rd degree. Maximum is 3.5-7 years. Call a lawyer. The lawyer can call the police officer to see if charges are pending. If they are, a lawyer can make arrangements to turn you in rather than the police coming to arrest you. You need legal representation so start calling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I live in Pennsylvania and work in Maryland. My job requires me to have a CDL. I received a speeding ticket today.

My ticket was 80 mph in a 50 mph zone in Maryland. Will the points transfer to my Pennsylvania driving record and will it affect my Pennsylvania CDL? Thanks.

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

Get a lawyer to go to court with you. You are looking at a 5 point offense. If your employer checks your record and sees points it could affect your employment. Many judges will let your lawyer go to court for you, so you may not have to attend the court hearing to get your points reduced.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: What's the next step after police to you about being involved in credit card fraud investigation of $20.00

Accidental credit card fraud. I used someone else's credit card to make a purchase. I then tried to make another purchase with card and it didn't work. I tried to use the card again. The screen then said something about card being offline. I used a different card the for the purchase and... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

Do NOT speak to the police without a warrant. More information is needed to give you advice. Did you know the person whose credit card it was? If not, you could be charged with felonies, including access device fraud, theft, identity theft. If you knew the person, if they say you did not nave... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I going to get a ticket/dose a cop have to tell you if you are getting a ticket

I was pulled over for doing 80 in a 55 the officer pulled me over took my stuff but never said anything about a ticket what dose this mean I live in Pennsylvania

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

You can be mailed a citation so long as the officer files it in court within 30 days of the offense. If you do receive a citation, plead not guilty as you would be looking at a 4 point offense at that speed. Many times we can go to court and get the speed and the points reduced, hopefully to a zero... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in Pa and the description of my car is incorrect. Will that help me in any way?

I got a ticket for 55 in a 35 but it says my car is a convertible and a different color. Will that help me in any way if I plead not guilty?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

Yes, it could be considered a "fatal error" if it is incorrect in certain situations. You may want to fight it based on this or in the alternative you may want to seek a reduction of the ticket to a zero point offense so that it will not affect your insurance. Either way, an experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was given a speeding & careless driving citation for going 103 in a 70. I am 20 & this was my first time pulled over.

The total fines amounted a total of $348. $246 from the careless driving & $102 from the speeding. I was wondering if there was any way to not have my license suspended & a decrease of the money owed, because I don’t believe there was carelessness involved seeing as there was no cars in... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

You will likely lose your license at that speed. First, plead not guilty on both citations and you will get a court date. Second, hire a lawyer immediately to go with you to court. There may be options to reduce the tickets so that you do not lose your license. You did not say what county this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: This is my first ever speeding ticket I was going 19 over is there a way that I can reduce my points I think I got 4.

I was going 19 over in a 35. I am nervous cause this was my first-ever ticket. I do not know how many points I am receiving and I really do no want points. Is there a way to reduce my points? Or can I get rid of them altogether? I know what I did was wrong but they said I can only appear before a... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 17, 2020

It is a good thing that you decided to contact an attorney before pleading guilty. Yes it is four points that will appear on your driving record. It could possibly affect your insurance premiums if you were convicted. My best advice is to plead not guilty and then you will get a court date.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Officer in pa didn't give me a copy of my ticket but said he charged me, is that legal and can I get out of it
Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 17, 2020

Yes, he is permitted to mail it to you, so long as the ticket is filed with the court within 30 days. You did not say what the offense was for and you should be sure to talk to a lawyer to determine if and how many points the ticket will add to your license. If there are points involved, I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello...i am being charged with a felony for stealing 2500 dollars over a period of a year from a house that i cleaned.

I am 45 years old with no record...will i go to prison?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 9, 2020

Hello, I don’t think any attorney will be able to tell you over and Internet question and answer whether or not you will go to jail. What I can tell you is that a felony is a very serious offense and whether you go to jail depends upon many factors including the facts of the case and whether or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: i received a summons for violation of section 2709 a 3 harrasement in pennsylvania. should i plead guilty?

i have 2 previous summarry harrasement convictions

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 7, 2020

You should do absolutely nothing until you speak with a lawyer who will evaluate your case once he or she has all of the facts. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son got a ticket for running a red light. 3112A. How do I approach negotiation to get this to a 3111 with no point
Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 30, 2020

You have to present your case to the officer first, and if he agrees, then to the judge. Your odds are better if you get a lawyer as there are better tickets than 3111. Also, if you have a lawyer, the lawyer may be able to attend court without your son having to go. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over going well above the speed limit The trooper return really quick with no ticket l, he said i

Should receive the citation by mail. I never sign nothing or received a ticket can they mail me the ticket ?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 29, 2020

Yes, so long as the ticket is filed with the court within 30 days it can be mailed. Plead not guilty so you can get a court hearing because you are looking at points and possibly a suspension depending on the speed. Check out my website if you want to know the points if you have an idea of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Two part question: pulled over for tint and can a citation change?

I was driving to work the other morning (very early, it was pitch black) and I noticed an officer following me for a few miles. They eventually pulled me over and used a handheld device to check the tint on my back, driver- side window. I have absolutely 0% tint on my windows, so I believe they... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 26, 2020

First thing you should do is follow the instructions on the ticket and plead not guilty to both citations because if you are convicted of driving under suspension that will add an automatic one year suspension to what you already have. Second thing you need to do is contact PennDOT immediately and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a speeding ticket in Pennsylvania the court said I had the pay the fine on the ticket just to get a trial or

Have a meeting with the judge to say way I couldn’t put up the collateral.. I never heard of this before can they make you pay the fine before you have a trial

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 20, 2020

They make you pay the fine first which acts as collateral for the hearing. In NJ you get a court date right on the citation. In PA you have to either plead guilty or not guilty first. Almost every moving violation in PA transfers to NJ so I would advise you to plead not guilty and then go to court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son got a citation for reckless driving supposedly racing and he also got a citation for not having the car

registration in the vehicle, he just paid the fines for both and pleaded guilty, what are the consequences for this?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 19, 2020

Plead not guilty because there is a 6 month suspension if he gets convicted of reckless driving. Get an experienced lawyer to go to court with him for the best chance it working out. I always recommend to my client to take a defensive driving class to make it look better. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: The officer dropped the speed to 70 and said no points would be on my liscense. So should I still pay online?

The officer said I could pay online and I see that being easier, also should I put in the a note stating I paid online with the guilty portion with my signature of pleading guilty?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 13, 2020

Have a lawyer review the ticket before you do anything

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got pulled over for speeding, am I able to pay the fine online on a Sunday or does it have to be during the week?
Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 13, 2020

Do not pay the fine online as you will be pleading guilty and points may be assigned to your license. If you were guilty of any speed over 6 miles over the limit and you are looking at anywhere from 2 to 5 points. Additionally if it is a high-speed case you could lose your license. Before you pay... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 20 year old son got a speeding ticket while driving my car. He handed over his license as well as the registration.

The citation has my name and icense info on it even though my son was driving - can that be right? Shouldnt his info be on that? Will that affect me?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Sep 8, 2020

Sounds like the officer made a mistake by putting your name as the driver of the vehicle. If that is the case then there’s a good chance you can get it dismissed. To answer your question yes, you would be the one responsible if the ticket is written in your name so I would suggest pleading not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have questions about theft and drug cases I'm facing right now

would like to upload documents

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Aug 20, 2020

The best thing to do is call experienced criminal defense attorneys and get a consultation. Most lawyers, including myself, give free consults over the phone, so start calling around! Good luck

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