You should definitely pleas not guilty as you are looking at 4 points on your license (5 is the most you can get in PA for a ticket). You don’t want to plead guilty because your insurance can increase as a result. Additionally, if you do get points and you get another violation within a year, if...Read more »
You need to retain a lawyer or at least consult with one. If you are wrong, there is mandatory jail time that ranges from 60 days to 6 months. If your license was ever suspended for DUI and if it was never restored then it is in fact a DUI suspension. The law says it is always going to be DUI...Read more »
You need to go to court. For the driving under suspension charge you are facing ay least 60 days in the county prison of convicted. If you can get your license restored by the time you go to court, there is a better chance that this works out without jail time. Hire an experienced lawyer to...Read more »
I got a citation for an out of date inspection on Friday July 3rd. I had to wait until the following Saturday (July 11th) to mail the payment because I didn’t get paid until then. The cop said “you have 10 days to respond”. I didn’t get the envelope in the mail until after the pickup time... Read more »
Yes. He can testify to his opinion how the crash occurred at it is up to the judge to determine if he has proven the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. You should get a lawyer because chances are you are looking at some points. Another option is to negotiate the ticket with the cop and try...Read more »
I work in the medical field and was in my scrubs. When she handed me the ticket she said sorry she couldn't do anything for me but she suggested that I should plead not guilty. I did that but I'm just curious why she would do that and do you think I will get the points removed? I also... Read more »
That is always a good sign. It means the cop is willing to perhaps reduce the speed so that the points hopefully go down. Also, if you hire a lawyer to assist you, the lawyer may be able to go to court for you so that you may not have to appear.
Was coming thru intersection, saw a cop on left side of road, turned my head and looked at them and bumped into the car infront of me. No one hurt, minor fender bender, cop witnessed whole thing and wrote ticket for careless driving. Yes I took my eyes off of road. I paid the fine but they gave me... Read more »
Once you plead guilty the points are assigned to your license. However, you have 30 days from when you pled to file an appeal in the county court. You will then get a court date and you can try again. An experienced attorney would be of great help to go to court.
Recently got stopped going 42.187 in a 25. State trooper dropped it to 30 in a 25 and told me there would be no points and no effect on my insurance and that he was doing me a favor? Researched the vehicle code and I am confused. Is A(3): failure to yield to blind pedestrian? If that was the case,... Read more »
I called the officer next day to responsible and never got a call back. I didn't want to keep calling. Im completely blind sighted by this. I thought I saw someone coming and to avoid other party I went into an abandoned house's yard. Which damaged my vehicle. Please give me guidance.
If you saw another driver IN YOUR LANE then you took appropriate action in an emergency situation. If you have collision, it should cover your car damage and any damage to the house's yard. You have a duty to avoid an iminent crash, and can plead not guilty if they were in your lane.
That says you should stay in your lane of travel. If you hit someone in another lane without any reason then likely you should just pay the fine. If you went off the road for a reason, that may be different.
I was in neshaminy mall park lot cop turned behind me. I parked continued to walk in to store an a week later was a ticket in mail for driving under suspended. but never was pulled over, or identified, cop didn't stop me didn't pull behind my car nothing. crazy thing about the whole thing... Read more »
The officer had to have checked with Penndot, so my guess is that Penndot has you as suspended. Call Penndot in Harrisburg and see why and request a License Restoration letter which will tell you what you need to do to have it reinstated. If there is an unresolved ticket then you should get a...Read more »
Speedy trial applies at all levels of court. It depends on the case, whether it is a summary or a criminal case. Covid-19 suspended Speedy trial rights for about 3 months but the courts just reopened for business.
No. As long as he can ID you as the driver that is enough. That being said, he cut you a break by citing you with a zero point non-moving violation. My advice would be to just pay it since he cut you a break. Good luck!
I received a ticket for running a red light. It was on a two way one lane street. There was three lights for the one lane street two were green one was red. I looked for on coming traffic, it was clear and I turned left. As soon as I got through the light a cop flipped his lights on and told me I... Read more »
In Pennsylvania you are allowed to make a left-hand turn on red if you are on a one-way street and you are turning left onto another one way street. That doesn’t mean however that you should plead guilty because you will get three points if you are convicted. You should follow the instructions on...Read more »
1 of 2 vehicles, didn't know each other. Asked where I was going, where I was coming from, what I did. Took 10 mins or less. He said to be safe and slow down. Both vehicles let go at same time. It was the sheriff, 1 back up officer.
You need to follow the instructions on the ticket and plead not guilty as you are facing 5 points plus a likely license suspension if you are convicted of that speed. The wrong color could possibly be a defense, but you may be better off trying to save your license. An experienced traffic attorney...Read more »
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