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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Officer told me to just “appeal it” when cited for an expired registration. What did he mean and what should I do?

I was ticketed for “Operating Unregistered Vehicle” as it was expired by a few months and had slipped my mind. I pulled into a gas station 5 minutes after the stop and updated the registration on my phone. He also let it slide that my inspection stickers were expired (very nice guy). He said to... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jun 4, 2021

It's likely if you appear in court with proof that the issue has been resolved, the citation will be withdrawn. Best of luck.

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Q: plead guilty to not guilty to diving under a suspended license ?

My license was under suspension due to a DUI. The letter for the court says this could have jail time and must be presented in front of a magistrate.

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Jun 4, 2021

You should plead not guilty and mail it back to the court, although the court is going to schedule a hearing date regardless. There is a mandatory period of 60 days in jail for that offense - there may be other options available depending on the county. You should contact an attorney in your area... Read more »

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Q: If I pay the traffic citation fine and I plead guilty, don't I have to go to court? 3304 B improper passing on theright
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Timothy Kraeer answered on Apr 25, 2021

If you pay the fine and plead guilty, no you do not have to go to court, but you will receive points on your license. You only have to pay the fine which you can do by mail or online. You should consider talking to an attorney in your area however to see if you might be able to avoid the assessment... Read more »

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Q: If an auto insurance company sues me, will my auto insurance company cover those costs or do I?

I was in an automobile accident last year and I was deemed at fault. The other driver's insurance company paid to have the other driver's car fixed and is now suing me to pay them back for those costs. Will my insurance company cover those costs or will I need to pay the other insurance... Read more »

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Apr 23, 2021

If the amount of damages to the other car exceeds your property damage coverage on your insurance policy, you will be responsible for the excess amount. For example, if your property damage limits were $10,000 and the repairs to the other vehicle were $12,000, your insurance will pay the $10,000... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it possible to have my record clean after a 97 misdemeanor conviction for domestic disturbance?

It happened in Florida. I now live in Pennsylvania.

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Timothy Kraeer answered on Apr 16, 2021

If your conviction occurred in Florida, you will need to contact an attorney in Florida to see whether you can have the case expunged. Any court filings will be done in Florida and it will depend on Florida law whether you can have the case expunged/sealed.

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.

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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 »

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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 »

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Q: Can one get pulled over for not using their turn signals
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Mar 7, 2021

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

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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.

Timothy Kraeer
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

Timothy Kraeer
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.

Timothy Kraeer
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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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?
Timothy Kraeer
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 »

Timothy Kraeer
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?

Timothy Kraeer
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.

Timothy Kraeer
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 »

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