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0 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal?

I have been living in Brooklyn NY for 5 years now. I have my job and apartment, but still hold on to my Florida license, and still use my mother's address in Florida to insure my car for cheaper insurance. I am trying to do the right thing and want to know, is it legal to live and drive in NY... View More

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Q: Got a speeding ticket 61 in a 45 Is there anyway to get it reduced? Bern twp pa.

Received the ticket in a company CMV

Ellis B. Klein
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answered on May 17, 2024

Absolutely. Get a lawyer to help get the best results. Many judges there will let a lawyer appear for the client so that you would not have to attend

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Q: Traffic Citation under “Obedience to Traffic Control Devices.

I was speeding and going 50 in a 25 I was clocked by a speed trap going 50. On my ticket it states that was my speed and that the Secs. Timed was 1.3200 but where it says Miles times, and Miles followed it is blank. I was given a ticket under Obedience to Traffic Control Devices rather than a... View More

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Q: A judge and cop in Montgomery County Pa are fixing tickets outside court with a neighbor/lawyer.

I was waiting for traffic court at Montgomery County district court 38-1-13 and a lawyer came in and greeted her client and told her this was just a formality because the cop who wrote the ticket (same as mine) lives in her development and she “ran into him” while walking their dogs that... View More

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Q: Been 7 yrs due to bankruptcy and now philadelphia traf courts say I have been in default after no contact since 2017.

I filed bankruptcy chap. 7. Philadelphia traffic stopped payment plan for some reason. Now after 7yrs hit me with I'm defaulted and threatened to issue warrat and liens. No notice or contact after all these years and now hit me with this to my surprise. I don't know what to do. Can't... View More

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Q: How can they suspend my license for chemical test. He said he didn't even see me driving

The officer took it upon himself to sign my name on a chemical test refusal. And it's not even close to mine. Said in court he did not see me driving. And then I was acquitted of all charges. They still keep my license. Please help. I'm tired of being harassed by state cops on a power trip.

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Q: I'm an unlicensed driver. Do I need to pay fines in full to get my license? All I have is driving without a license.

I've been told by officers that as long as fines are current, I can my license. Of course if I fail to keep it current, the license will be revoked. However, I've also been told this is wrong. Any help is appreciated.

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Q: My brother doesn’t have a license and was stopped for driving an unregistered vehicle in pa.

He went to court and paid the ticket. I notified the police and they confirmed it was definitely not me once reviewing the body cam. What happens with my driving record now since it was not me?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In Pennsylvania, if your brother was stopped for driving an unregistered vehicle without a license and you were mistakenly associated with the offense, but the mistake has been acknowledged by the police after reviewing body cam footage, any wrongful entries on your driving record should be... View More

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Q: Why can’t I sign my driver’s license, State ID, or LTCF with “All Rights Reserved” or “Without Prejudice”?

The DMV said I can’t sign my driver’s license or State ID with “All Rights Reserved” or “Without Prejudice”. Same for the the gun permit unit for my LTCF. Yet, in order to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights, I am being told I need to present a state ID, so I am under duress to sign in the... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

The requirement to sign your driver's license, state ID, or LTCF without adding "All Rights Reserved" or "Without Prejudice" is typically due to standard procedures set by government agencies. While you may feel it infringes upon your rights, these agencies operate within... View More

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Q: Got pulled over with expired inspection, on the way to get new inspection got a ticket. How can I fight it?

My inspection was out, I was on my way to get it done and the cop pulled me over and ticketed me. Can I fight it since I was on the way to the shop? Within 45 minutes of getting the ticket I had a fresh inspection.

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answered on Feb 6, 2024

Plead not guilty and either get a lawyer to go to court or go to court yourself. The police office may withdraw the citation if you come to court with proof. Good luck

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Q: is it legal to get a ticket for driving without a license but not a ticket for the reason you were pulled over?
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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In Pennsylvania, it is indeed possible to receive a ticket for driving without a license without being cited for the initial reason for the traffic stop. Law enforcement officers have discretion in issuing citations, and it's not uncommon for them to issue a ticket for a more serious violation... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Where is “Statutory Jurisdiction” in Constitution?

I appeared for a traffic violation. I told the Judge that I didn’t understand the criminal charge and asked under what jurisdiction the Court was operating in. When I heard “statutory jurisdiction”, I asked where that is located in the Constitution since the Constitution only mentions Common... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

There is no specific mention of "statutory jurisdiction" in the U.S. Constitution. However, the concept of statutory jurisdiction falls under Congress' authority to establish federal courts and prescribe their jurisdiction under Article III, Section 1 and Article I, Section 8 of the... View More

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Q: I am down in Pennsylvania visiting a family from north Carolina and I got pulled over and cop took license

I didn't know it was suspended can they take it still considering I'm licensed in North Carolina

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

If you are pulled over in Pennsylvania and the officer discovers your license is suspended, even if it's from North Carolina, they have the authority to take it. Driving with a suspended license is a violation of law, regardless of the state where the license was issued. The fact that you were... View More

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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

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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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Q: Would I be able to send a lawyer in for me?

I got a ticket from February and forgot to pay it and it got to the point where I couldn’t pay it online and received a warrant for my arrest. It’s now December and I haven’t been arrested for it and haven’t gone to court.

Ellis B. Klein
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Ellis B. Klein
answered on Dec 11, 2023

Please give me call at (215) 867-2393 and I would be happy to discuss your situation.

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Q: I was pulled over for being accused of not merging. I had merged already and had to avoid a vehicle I have Cdl ?

I was avoiding a reckless driver trying to get in a lane I merged out of. I had to go around to avoid accident. The officer was clearly 5 cars ahead must of thought I was trying to merge but I already did. Pulled me over as I passed by I have Cdl what should I do. Wrongly accused

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

If you were pulled over and feel you were wrongly accused of a traffic violation, especially as a CDL holder, it's important to handle the situation carefully, as traffic violations can have a significant impact on your professional driving record.

First, make sure to document all the...
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Q: Non pa residents and tint restrictions (Pulled over for windshield tint, but I'm visiting pa from Florida)

All the law on nonresident tint in pa

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 13, 2023

See attached: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/BMV/BMV%20Fact%20Sheets/fs-sun.pdf

It is irrelevant that you are visiting. This is what is required for the vehicle to be operated on Pennsylvania roads. Some municipal...
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