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Q: Pa Trooper wrote me a citation WITHOUT asking to see my DL. Can this be challenged for not viewing my license?

"Violation of the Pa vehicle code on turnpike. Sec 6110 Subsection A"

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on May 12, 2020

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!

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Q: Are you able to turn left on red with two other green lights?

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 »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Apr 15, 2020

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 »

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Q: Officer said he was giving me a break, won't be cited, won't get anything in mail, & his name. Can I trust it?

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.

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Apr 3, 2020

Sounds like you won’t be cited with anything. Hopefully you thanked him. Good

Luck!

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Q: I was cited for speeding by a stater trooper not in uniform in an unmarked vehicle who put wrong info on citation

He put wrong color of car and I received the citation 31 days after incident through mail it says I was clocked at 106 on a 65

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Mar 31, 2020

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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Q: I have a ticket citation for April 1st in Philadelphia, can't get in touch with the courts to see if I was rescheduled?

I am trying to see if any info is online but nothing. Is there a number to get a live person? It was for a red light ticket. Thanks in advance

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

there should be a number on the ticket. In general

Try this https://www.npmunicipalcourt.org/

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can they take your driver's license for over 2 years for underage drinking? Section 6308.

I was underage and intoxicated, I was also just walking home. I dont see how they can take it for that long.

TERM SUSPENSION/REVOCATION

-You have a 2 YEAR(S) suspension/revocation that began(or will

begin) on 05/20/18 and will end on 05/20/20. The suspension/revocation... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Mar 26, 2020

Because under the old rules the statute allowed them to do that. If it was not a second offense underaged talk to an experienced PennDOT attorney about appealing it.

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Q: Can they suspend your driver's license for underage drinking for 2 years, I was not in a vehicle or even close to one

I was walking home intoxicated. I wasnt even driving and they took my liscence for over 2 years.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Mar 26, 2020

Under the old rules they could for a second offense. They changed the statute a while back.

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Q: Can outstanding tickets on your old car rollover to your new car?
Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes answered on Mar 24, 2020

A conviction for a traffic citation appears on the driver’s state driving record abstract. The conviction does not relate to the title history of a vehicle or any future vehicle. If you fail to pay a traffic citation a number of things could occur depending on the terms of the judgment of... Read more »

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Q: I was pulled over for going 55 in a 35 in South Carolina. Does Pennsylvania recognize this offense if I pay the ticket?

I am 19 years old and it is my first time getting a ticket. How much will my insurance go up and will I get points on my license since it happened out of state?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Mar 21, 2020

No, out of state points do not transfer to PA

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Q: I live in Pennsylvania. Is there a statute of limitations on traffic citations correlating with expired inspections?

I received four citations on Wednesday. Two citations correcting with expired inspection, 1 citation for no proof on insurance, 1 citation for insurance being cancelled due to the expired inspection. I was told I have to 10 days to go to the magistrates office to take care of the citations either... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Mar 7, 2020

The officer has 30 days to file a citation.

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Q: Are there any significant consequences for failing to appear in court over a camera speeding ticket in Ohio?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2020

Yes. You will be found guilty. Go through Ohio and get stopped it's a problem. Also, the ticket can be refrerred back to DMV here, and you can get points on your license. So either pay or appear.

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Q: My son was charged for a Obedience to traffic control devices- Hazardous condition 75 3111.1 A

When my son and his girlfriend were coming home one night in January 2020 they came upon a truck with yellow flashing lights on the side of the road. The speed limit was 55 mph There was another car a short distance in front of them also. They proceeded to slow down as they approached the scene.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2020

If no one was there and his girlfriend testified, I don't see why the DJ found him guilty. Depending on what the officer said, something must have made the DJ say there was a signal.

The law reads:

a) General Rule.--The driver of any vehicle, unless otherwise directed by an...
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Q: I got pulled over for speeding in a school zone. Should I plead not guilty?

I got pulled over 2 days ago for speeding through a school zone. The officer told me I was going 29 in a 15mph zone. I never got a ticket before. My dad told me I could lose my license, is that true? What should I do?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jan 28, 2020

You will not lose your license, unless this is a 2nd offense. It will be 3 points added to your license which could affect your insurance rates. Plead not guilty and get a lawyer, as your chances to get zero points will be better with a lawyer. Also, depending on the county, some judges will let... Read more »

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Q: Traffic ticket issued in NJ, PA drivers license. Offense 19:9-1.2.19

Traffic ticket issued in NJ, PA drivers license.

Offense 19:9-1.2.19

1 How many points?

2. Do points appear on PA drivers license?

3. If so, how long do points stay on a PA driver’s license?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jan 26, 2020

You should be in good shape. Out of state tickets do not transfer to PA. It does transfer if you had a NJ license and received a ticket in PA.

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Q: GA Driver, cited for 3362 A2, 60 @55. Notes say 75/55 Approaching and active work zone, 3AM tix. Can I use 3368 C4

PO cited me for doing 60 on a 50. in the notes is where the PO put "75/55 approaching an active work zone. PA traffic law 3368 section (c)(4) states "no person shall be convicted upon evidence obtained through the use of devices unless speed recorded is 6 or more mph"

The PO... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 14, 2019

First you need to check with GA DOT to see if out of state tickets transfer as this offense is 3 points plus and automatic suspension for going over 11mph over in a work zone. Get a local traffic lawyer - many judge will let your lawyer go to court for you to try to change the ticket to one with... Read more »

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Q: NJ Driver. Got a stop sign ticket. Should I plea it to a 3111(a) or non-moving violation? Will 3111a be reported to NJ?

NJ and insurance charges 2 pts for all out of state moving violations

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 27, 2019

You should definitely plead not guilty and go to court as any moving violation in Pennsylvania, and even some non-moving violations like 3111 A do transfer as points to New Jersey. Even though 3111a is considered a non-moving violation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey considers this a moving violation... Read more »

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Q: I received a ticket for driving with a cdl permit . will they revoke my cdl privilege
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

you may want to restate this. You were driving with or without a cdl? If it's just that you didn't have it on you, frequently if you give them proof they will drop the charge or give you some alternate charge. However they don't have to do that.

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Q: Need help fighting speeding ticket. Timed by stopwatch and used lines in the road. Accused of going 42 mph in a 25.

Received a speeding ticket for allegedly going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone. Cop "cut me a break" and dropped my speed to a 30 in a 25, still got slapped with a $150 ticket. Brought the ticket home and after discussing the topic with others, I decided I'd take it to court, but I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

These are tough to fight and given the difference in speed not sure a Judge wouldn't find that it's beyond the normal margin of error for any speed timing device (4-8 mph). Contact an attorney who handles tickets before that DJ to see what it would cost and chances of winning.

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Q: Can you be cited by mail for something that was recorded vs an officer actually seeing it themselves in PA

Driving down road on motorcycle, get cut off by passerby, words exchanged, I cut back in front of him and break as he was on my tail. Officer comes over explains that the gentleman who ctmut me off recorded whole ordeal without audio and officer says he could cite me for many things but will only... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

The tape is evidence --consider a porch pirate whose actions are caught on camera. Doesn't mean they can't be charged. I'd take the eyewear ticket. Or you can fight a long protracted fight and maybe face a points violation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was charged with altered,forged,or documents and plate's did 9 months in bcp now I am being told my lisence is suspend

I took a plea deal and they never mentioned a lisence suspension ever!! Its not in any of my sentencing paperwork and I was never told of it being part of it

Or I never would have taken the plea

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 22, 2019

Yes, there is an automatic suspension under the law for convictions for that offense. The only thing you can do is file a PCRA petition alleging your lawyer did not represent you properly.

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