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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a lawyer beat sec 3305
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 27, 2021

If you received a citation for that section, you should consider contacting an attorney to discuss your case more in depth. That particular section carries 3 points. Most of us on here will provide free consultations, you just need to reach out.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got pulled over for running a stop sign but officer didn't give me anything orsign can I get a citation?

He just had my driver's licenses nothing else I live in pa

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 27, 2021

It's possible you could receive a citation in the mail. It just has to be filed with the court within 30 days of being stopped. If you do receive one, you should consider reaching out to an attorney to discuss your options. You can also check to see if anything has been filed here:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: i got pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign but the officer didnt write total amount due.
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 8, 2021

If you were to plead guilty, the court will assess the fine and send you an Order Imposing Sentence with the total amount due. You will also be assessed points on your driver's license depending on the section you were cited with. You should consider contacting a traffic or criminal defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can one get pulled over for not using their turn signals
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 7, 2021

Yes, that is a violation of the vehicle code and grounds for a stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I lose at trial for a $218 speeding ticket will o have to pay more

The officer said my exact speed was 86 in a 65 but didn’t use a radar gun and gave me a $218 ticket. I know I wasn’t going that fast and the device he used has been proven to be wrong and it is my first offense and only timed me for 2.45 seconds and put me as a maximum speeding ticket and I’m... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 7, 2021

No, you will not have to pay more if you lose. However, you should consider contacting a criminal defense or traffic attorney to get a free case consultation. Even if you can't beat the citation outright, it's possible an attorney can negotiate with the officer to reduce the speed to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I had an unaware accident last month and charged with duties and stop sign and failure to provide info.

Didn't realize I hit a parked car. Called police as soon as I got home and realized the damage. Crash investigation report states damage to my truck on wrong side, wrong color. Haven't received summary or citations yet but ujs shows filed. Do I have any options ? Can't afford to lose... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 5, 2021

Yes, there may be options to plead down the citations to avoid points and/or license suspension. You should contact a traffic or criminal defense in your area to get free case consultation. With the stakes as high as they are, you really should consider not taking any chances and hiring an attorney... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I report a violation of a no contact order that was a third party contact in PA

He contacted my mom to talk about my son. Who is not his son.

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Feb 18, 2021

I'm guessing that you are referring to a PFA? Or is this a pre-trial bail condition? If it truly is a violation, you can contact your local police department or the district attorney's office to report the violation. They will investigate and determine whether the contact was a violation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got pulled over for running a red light and the cop said he's not going to give me a citation for running a red light

But I got pulled over for running the red light so that what gave him proable cause to stop me was I ran the red light but now he told me he not giving me the sitation for running the red light only driving without a license so now there no proable cause correct

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Feb 17, 2021

No, he can still give you a citation for driving without a license. The reason for the stop was valid and he cited with you a violation he discovered following the stop.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello,I'd like to know how is it that insurance companys assume there's a laps of ins. Which snowballs in to suspension

To where I'm paying fine and now they want me to turn my liencese in what can I do none of this was the case I never had a lapse of ins.

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Feb 11, 2021

There are couple different reasons this could happen. One is if you receive a citation for driving without insurance or with suspended registration. A conviction in either case could lead to a license suspension.

Or, insurance companies are required to notify PennDOT of a lapse in your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: for accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle when i didnt leave the property.didnt know i struck parked car
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 25, 2021

A little bit more information would be needed to provide you with good advice. That said, the penalty for this citation would be a fine and 4 points on your license. If you have a CDL it would also cause that to be revoked for a period of time. You should plead not guilty and then find a criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Driveing without a liscense, I was unaware of it what should I expect/do?

I have a summary trial coming up on the 29th for driving without a liscense. I wasn't aware that it had been revoked due to covid. I had received a notice before hand but nothing after confirming it was revoked. The citation also has the wrong model car on it. This is my first time dealing... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 20, 2021

You should do what you can ahead of your trial to have your licensing issue resolved. This offense carries only a fine, but a hefty fine of $200 plus court costs. Also, if you've been convicted of this same offense in the last 5 years, your license will be suspended for 6 months. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was hit by a FedEx truck in my workplace awhile ago. How long do I have to file a small claims lawsuit?
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 18, 2021

What kind of claim are you trying to pursue? If the claim is for negligence, i.e. for damage to a vehicle, property, or for personal injury to your person, you have two years from the date of the incident to either settle your case or to file suit against the responsible party.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Should i get a lawyer?

I received a call from my car insurance that said my car was reported in an accident. There was a claim that i side swiped their car causing very minor scratches, however, i have no idea what they talking about. I dont remember swipping anyone. I am going to contest with my insurance, however,... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 14, 2021

Based on what you've described, if you do receive a citation it will likely be a summary offense and points and on your license as opposed to more serious criminal charges. If you do receive a citation or if the police do contact you, you should reach out to an attorney for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Ticket in VA for driving on shoulder CDL A in PA will fine/points effect my CDL Class A for PA Should I just pay 100fine

I was charged with driving on shoulder in VA I have a PA CDL Class A should I just pay the fine of $100.00 and will the 4 points transfer to PA CDL or should I fight it?

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 8, 2021

If you didn't have a CDL, I would have told you that you don't need to worry about points transferring to your PA license. Pennsylvania would take no action on any points you may receive in VA. The only concern I have is whether that offense in VA is considered a "serious traffic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will i be granted a PFA?

My best friend left her abusive fiance, and he mostly believes her leaving is my fault. He has already done things to try and cause turmoil in my life since she left him a few days ago and I'm terrified he's going to take it further.

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 8, 2021

A PFA can be filed by those who are family or household members as well as spouse and former spouses, parents and children, current or former sexual or intimate partners, or other persons related by blood or marriage. If your relationship with this person does not fall into one of those categories,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you change a mail in plea from not guilty to guilty without going to the court hearing?

I got a ticket for parking on someone's property and when I received the ticket I meant to plead guilty and pay the fine but accidently selected not guilty and sent the check in. I wasn't aware of the mistake until I received the letter in the mail with the court date and time. Is there a... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 22, 2020

You may be able to contact the court and ask them to change the plea. Some courts will allow you to send an email or a fax to their office asking that your plea be changed to guilty - they're going to want something from you in writing indicating that you wish to plead guilty.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: When can you remove the paper from your back window the registration from the dealership
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 14, 2020

You can remove the temporary registration from the car window when you receive your registration in the mail from PennDOT or when you print the permanent registration from PennDOT's website. The temporary registration you get from the dealership is typically valid for 90 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: my fiancé is being charged with harassment and simple assult how do I get those charges dropped?
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 14, 2020

I'm assuming that you want the charges dropped because you are the victim in the case? If that's true, you will need to attend the preliminary hearing and provide your input to the prosecuting attorney. Your fiancé should bring counsel to the hearing. Depending on his criminal history,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: I pressed charges on someone and now i have to go to court and testify but i no longer want to what should i do?
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 3, 2020

If you have been subpoenaed to appear in court, you need to appear or you could be found in contempt. You should contact whoever is prosecuting the case, or whoever subpoenaed you as a witness and express your concerns. Your input as the victim should be taken into account. I hope that helps!

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son’s father hasn’t seen him in six years we live in Pa do I need his approval for husband to adopt him my son is 16
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 29, 2020

In order for your husband to adopt your son, the biological father's rights must first be terminated, voluntarily or involuntarily. Obviously, if he is willing to relinquish his rights voluntarily, the process can go smoothly. If he won't do so voluntarily, more litigation would be... Read more »

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