Philadelphia, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: My son received a speeding ticket while driving my husbands car. If we go to court to fight the ticket. What happens?

The officer wrote the ticket out to my husband. Would the case be dismissed or would the ticket be transferred to my son.

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Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Pottsville, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I've had experience in the past with this same situation. The citation should be dismissed by the court or withdrawn by the officer. Technically, the officer can re-file the citation against your son once he learns of the mistake, but I have not seen that happen. You should consider talking to a local attorney to discuss whether you'd like to hire counsel to handle this for you.

Best of luck.

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Yardley, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I’m not sure I understand your question when I read the other attorneys answer. If your son was given a ticket and he was not driving the vehicle that yes the case should be dismissed. However if your son was driving and he did in fact get the ticket points could lead to increased insurance premiums and too many points can lead to suspension. My best advice is to get a lawyer who has experience with traffic and cases get you hopefully a reduction On the citation 20 points. You also did not say nothing fast your son was cited for as if it is a high-speed case that could carry with it at automatic suspension. In any event, I was just speaking with an experienced traffic defense attorney who can give you some advice over the phone. Best of luck

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