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Q: I received a citation in the mail on 11/30/23..the case was filed on 11/29/23. Incident occurred on 7/24/23 per ticket

The citation says that inpedt the scene of an accident. Is this even legal first of all? 5 months later? 2nd, I can 100% prove it wasn't me. I can't afford the $450 fine and it's been a month already. I'm afraid my license will be suspended when I didn't to this. There is... View More

Elliott Ross Katz
Elliott Ross Katz
answered on Jan 25, 2024

If the incident occurred on 7/24/23 and the citation was not filed until 11/29/23, you *may* have a statutory defense. 42 Pa.C.S. 5553(a) requires summary offenses under the vehicle code (Title 75) to be filed within thirty days of the offense. However, there are two exceptions which may be... View More

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