Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends where you are when it goes yellow. You should stop unless it was not safe to do so. https://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Manuals/Manuals/PA%20Drivers%20Manual%20By%20Chapter/English/chapter_2.pdf
If it was yellow lights looks like you are not guilty. If it was red lights but no arm, looks like you are not guilty as the statute says ........."AND the side stop signal arm are extended..." https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=33&sctn=45&subsctn=0...
Cary B. Hall's answer It's a summary offense in Pennsylvania. Most usually consider misdemeanor and felony convictions to be "crimes" for purposes of a criminal record, not summary offenses. Yours was simply a traffic offense. If they ask about traffic offenses, then yes - you're guilty of one. If they ask if you've been convicted of any crimes, then no - the vast majority of traffic offenses are not really considered "crimes."
Here's the statute in full from Title 75 ("Vehicles"):
§ 6108 Power of Governor during emergency
(a) General rule.--In the event of a declared National, State or local emergency when the Governor of this Commonwealth has made a specific determination that modification of any of the provisions of this title will aid in the alleviation of the stated emergency conditions, the Governor shall have the power to so modify the provisions on any or all highways in...
Cary B. Hall's answer Probably yes. Write a letter to the court and explain why you need the date to be rescheduled. You'll probably get it moved if you have a good reason. You can also call the cop in advance to ask if he/she has any objection to rescheduling the court date. If not, you can inform the court that the cop doesn't object, and that will probably get you what you want.
Peter N. Munsing's answer You say you got a ticket--that is your copy. If you mean can you use his dash cam not at this time. Suggest you conact an attorney in your county who handles tickets to get their opinion if it's another related issue.
Cary B. Hall's answer Ugh, that's a hassle. You'll need to go into court in person to straighten things out, and bring proof that you paid all citations.
If the citation that they *didn't* receive payment for is the reckless driving citation, however, you may have caught a lucky break. All citations are summary offenses, but reckless driving also carries with it a six-month suspension of your driver's license. If that citation is marked as unpaid, try to get it knocked down to at least careless driving...
Cary B. Hall's answer The hearing date, or the date of the traffic offense on the ticket itself? Either way, I believe the court will allow an amendment of the date for clerical error and it *won't* get tossed out.
Cary B. Hall's answer They could. It could also mean that the trooper will agree to drop it down to a lesser charge -- like a lesser number of miles per hour over the speed limit. That could mean less (or no) points on your driver's license, and/or a lesser fine. I think it's a good idea.
You'll have to send in the entire amount due for *this* ticket, but will get a refund in the mail if the ticket is pitched entirely or if the fines are less. Best of luck to you.
Peter N. Munsing's answer You can't drive your car under suspension. You can see if the DJ will give you a pay over time option, but the law can be pretty harsh on this. If it's just the car that 's been suspended not your license you can see about borrowing a friends car. May be cheaper in the long run to pay off whatever's causing the suspension.
Cary B. Hall's answer You'll at least want to try to get the ticket reduced to something that doesn't carry any "points" that might transfer to your GA driver's record (as well as jack up your car insurance premium). The fact that you're in GA and can't readily attend a traffic hearing up here means they pretty much have you over a barrel, alas. If you're planning on being back up in PA for work, however, you could try to schedule a traffic hearing during that time -- and I think the court would work with you on...
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