Hershey, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: How do I pay a ticket I never received?

I was in a bad accident a few years ago, it was my fault - I slid through a stop sign. I was taken by ambulance and never received a ticket nor was one mailed to me. Someone told me about a way to look up info on court cases and for kicks and giggles I checked my own data and lo and behold I have a citation from 2016 for going thru the stop sign. It is simply listed as though it is on hold, and shows that an attempt at mailing was made in 2016 but marked as not received (probably because I was in the hospital for awhile and I’m guessing it was returned undeliverable). There is a charge of $11.00 in fees that the docket says I owe but no fine listed. How do I take care of this? I’m a little freaked out because I’ve heard of people being arrested for unpaid tickets, etc

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

A: Contact the court and see if you can plead not guilty as you will be assessed 3 points if you plead guilty and just pay the fine. Hire a lawyer to help you to hopefully get the ticket dismissed because they have to have the hearing within the statute of limitations. Since you are passed that date the ticket may be thrown out or reduced to one with no points. I would not recommend just paying the fine and tasking the points. Give an experienced traffic lawyer a call. Most of us give free consultations. Good luck!

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