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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi, I got a failed to obey traffic device ticket (section 3111) does that carry any points?
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 26, 2022

If you have a Pennsylvania license, a conviction for 3111(a) will not give you any points. If you have a license from another state, including a CDL from another state, that answer may change and you should consult an attorney.

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Q: My girlfriend was pulled over by a state trooper and issued a citation for out of date registration and at the time she

She couldn't find her registration card but the sticker on the license plate said it was good until 11-22 and we have the registration card now and it says the same thing what should we do

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 21, 2022

She should plead not guilty. A hearing will be scheduled, and if she brings proof of current registration, the trooper may be willing to withdraw the citation. At worst, a violation for expired registration carries only a fine - there are no points or license suspension. That differs however from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: A cop pulled me over and told me he would mail me a citation, but never asked me to sign anything.

I’m not sure if this is something I’ve experienced but I was always made to sign something when getting a ticket. (I got one 2 years ago in NJ) Not sure if I will actually be getting a citation or if it was a scare tactic?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 16, 2022

An officer is permitted to mail you a citation in Pennsylvania. If you do receive one, feel free to reach out to a traffic or criminal defense attorney for a free consultation. There is some odd interactions between the PA and NJ vehicle code when it comes to points transferring from PA to NJ.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: In Pennsylvania, do drivers have to provide their license, registration, & insurance information to police when stopped?

I was just pulled over by the police. I asked the officer to tell me what was the reason for the stop, however, he insisted I give him my ID before he'd tell me what was the reason for the stop. Come to find out, my registration expired ten days ago. As I explained to the officer, it was... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 11, 2022

Based on what you've written, I don't think you did anything wrong. Most officers, at least those I've interacted with, will run license plates randomly or really whenever they are driving behind someone. A lot of police cars are also now equipped with automatic license plate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, I currently have a misdemeanor for simple assault in 2015. In need of expungement

Hello,

I currently have a misdemeanor for simple assault in 2015, my first year of college. In order to continue grad school for social work I'm in need of guidance and assistance with expungement, petition sealing, automated sealing or pardon.

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 5, 2022

You may be eligible to petition to have the record sealed, but it will depend on the grading of the offense and the rest of your criminal history (if you have any). You won't be eligible for expungement or automatic sealing given the nature of the offense. Reach out to an attorney for more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: How should I handle a expired registration traffic ticket in PA?

I live in PA (Chester county). I was pulled by a police and got a ticket for expired registration and inspection. (My registration was expired 4 months ago and I forgot to renew, my inspection is also expired for this year). I have a clean record. I will get them renewed asap. Shall I just plea... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 5, 2022

You can simply plead guilty and pay the fine - you won't be assessed any points or suspension. However, given you have a clean record, you should plead not guilty and bring proof of inspection and registration to the court. Most officers will withdraw the citations if you prove you've had... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I do for a mailed citation (1st ticket) and I know I stopped on a sign and yielded but it caused a car accident?

A car hit my car at the front passenger side as I was making a left turn at Route 663 at 3:40am. The road was blind on my right and a car was speeding down. Instead of him having a collision towards me, he swerved to the right and fell on a ditch and hit a tree. His car was wrecked but he was fine... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on May 1, 2022

You should absolutely plead not guilty. At the very least, it may be possible to have the citation amended to a section that will not add points to your license. Consult a traffic attorney in your area for more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How is a local ordinance violation different from non traffic summary in PA?

I was charged with public intoxication but plead noy guilty due to the circumstances and that my professional license would be affected. The magistrate offered a plea to a local ordinance violation that he said would stay local and not be accessible without search warrant. I received a citation... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Apr 21, 2022

The difference is that public drunkenness is a violation of the Pennsylvania crimes code, whereas a local ordinance is not. It is only a violation of the local ordinance, or administrative code. It is not a criminal offense, but there will still be a public record generated in connection with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can Pennsylvania officers mail speeding citations?

Cop pulled me over speeding 60 in a 35 mph zone. I wasn’t doing more than 50 but not really going to argue with him. I was still speeding and agree with that. He said I can fight it in court and the ticket will be mailed to me. It’s the first time I ever heard they can mail the ticket. I though... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Apr 21, 2022

Yes it is permissible for the citation to be mailed to you under the circumstances. You should contact an attorney to discuss your options. Many times, we can get the speed reduced on the citation to reduce or eliminate the number of points that are assessed to your license.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over for not moving into the left lane when passing a traffic stop. Should I plead guilty?

I was doing the speed limit then slowed down a bit when passing the stop.

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Depending on what specific section was cited you might receive points on your license. It would be best to consult with a traffic attorney to get the full details. Most of us provide free consultations. I see your question comes from outside Pennsylvania as well - the answer also depends on what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a lawyer respond to the citation on your behalf?10 day response on citation is from case filed date or mail receipt
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Mar 30, 2022

Yes, an attorney can plead not guilty on your behalf. There are some courts that will still require that you post collateral for the citation. If you are interested in hiring an attorney, reach out to one for a free consult to discuss the citation in detail and what your options might be.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I get money and have to pay other people like for instance a chiropractor, would lawyer receive their 40% before?

For example say I get a settlement of $4,000 but have to pay a doctors $300. Would my lawyer take their 40% from the $4000 or $3700?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Mar 24, 2022

Typically attorney's fees will come out of the gross settlement figure before other deductions, but you should refer to the written fee agreement you probably signed when the case began.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a citation today for driving with suspended license what comes after a citation? Will I have to go in front of jud

Will there be consequences like jail time or just fines and more probation since I’m already on probation?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Mar 20, 2022

The answer depends on a few different factors like whether this is the first time or if you've been convicted for driving under suspension before, as well as whether your license was suspended for a DUI. Contact an attorney for a free consultation and we can tell you what the potential... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: For Pennsylvania, is there a limit on the number of questions that can be asked in an interrogatory?

To include all sub parts of questions, for the Court of Common Pleas.

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Feb 9, 2022

There isn't a numbered limit in the Pennsylvania Rules, but some counties will limit the number of questions in their local rules. Philadelphia is one such county for example. Check the local rules of civil procedure in whatever county the case is filed. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Son got 3 court summons for accident he was in he plead not quilty cause he isn’t and has court the 10th. Accident exa

End damage Car un drive able with driver front tire blown apart and ripped

Ended up with 1100000 dollars in damage

My son received 3 summons careless driving amount $154.58, fail to stop and provide info amount $112.00 and fail to notify police amount 112.00

My son saw... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Feb 9, 2022

First of all, I'm glad your son seems to be ok from the accident. At court you and your son may have the opportunity to talk with the officer about getting rid of or reducing the number of points that could be assessed to his license. You can always ask the court for a continuance if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: PA traffic Citation issued through mail in my name for my 16 yr old daughter.

Hello, My 16 yr old daughter's car is in my name. Today I received a citation in the mail in my name for a $350.00 fine for "obedience to traffic control devices". The fine is doubled because the incident took place in a work zone. The notes indicate "Driver nearly caused a... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Feb 4, 2022

Yes, you need to plead not guilty. Really, the citation should be dismissed altogether. The officer then has an opportunity to re-file after learning the correct identity of the driver. In my experience, most officers will not re-file against your daughter, but there's a chance he/she will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: What is the penalty for CDL title 75 code 3309(1)

Do I plead guilty or not guilty?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jan 20, 2022

There is a $25 fine (plus costs) but it will not assess any points on your license if you have a PA license. However, if you have a license from another state (other than PA), and/or a CDL, you need to fight the citation. Section 3309 is considered a serious traffic offense for commercial drivers.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does the "Confidential Information Section" show up anywhere else besides the citation? On record or anything?

I got pulled over for going 86 on a 40 work zone. State trooper gave me a pass for that due to my clean record. He said he'd cite me for not turning hazard lights on when pulled over. In the citation there's a confidential information section, that says i was pulled over for going 86 on a... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jan 20, 2022

The only thing that will be made part of the public record is that you received a citation for violated section 4305 (the hazard lights). The trooper likely wrote 86 in a 40 in other section in the event you were to challenge the citation in court - it would remind him as to why he initially pulled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a ticket for failure to put on hazard lights when being pulled over on a highway come with points? It's 75 4305(a)

I was pulled over for speeding. I was trying to speed up to pass and change lanes because the car behind me was driving way to close to my tail. Officer pulled me over. Didn't end up giving me a speeding ticket when I explained it but did give me a ticket for not putting on my flashers when he... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Oct 26, 2021

I can for certain that if you have a Pennsylvania license, you will not receive any points for that section. That may vary if you have an out of state license, but I have never seen that section result in points even for an out of state license. Best wishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there any way to expunge code 3714(a) from MVR?
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Oct 26, 2021

Unfortunately, no. Expungement applies only to criminal records. Your driving record is not considered a criminal record. Wish I had a better answer for you. Best wishes.

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