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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.

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 »

Timothy Kraeer
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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.

Timothy Kraeer
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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
Timothy Kraeer
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania on
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 »

Timothy Kraeer
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.

Timothy Kraeer
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
Timothy Kraeer
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

Timothy Kraeer
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.
Timothy Kraeer
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
Timothy Kraeer
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 »

Timothy Kraeer
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 »

Timothy Kraeer
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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