Philadelphia, PA asked in Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania

Q: Hello,I'd like to know how is it that insurance companys assume there's a laps of ins. Which snowballs in to suspension

To where I'm paying fine and now they want me to turn my liencese in what can I do none of this was the case I never had a lapse of ins.

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Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
  • Pottsville, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: There are couple different reasons this could happen. One is if you receive a citation for driving without insurance or with suspended registration. A conviction in either case could lead to a license suspension.

Or, insurance companies are required to notify PennDOT of a lapse in your insurance or if your insurance is canceled. PennDOT can suspend your registration and also suspend your license. It is your responsibility to provide your new insurance information to PennDOT at or call 717-412-5300.

If your suspension arises from a citation you pleaded guilty to, if it has been 30 days or less since your plea, it can be appealed and the cause of the suspension can be dealt with at the next court level. I hope that explanation helps!

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