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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I recently got a speeding ticket (fine $257) with pointed offense. I was driving at 44mph on 25 speed limit. Please help

Can you please help in taking the points off my record and lowering the fine?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jul 27, 2020

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a ticket Driving with a Suspended License (DUI ) 1543 B but my license was suspended by 1543A ( Driving

Will the court throw it out because it was inaccurate ?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jul 23, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over on the highway doing 90 in a 55 by a cop involved in a speed trap. He determined my speed by using th

E 2 white lines on the road. It was 1045pm. Should I fight this. I'm also on DUI suspension. Right now my suspension is for unpaid fines and cost.

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

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 »

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Q: Do response times for fines include Sundays?

I got a citation for an out of date inspection on Friday July 3rd.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 »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jul 11, 2020

Just send back the not guilty plea asap or go to the courthouse and plead not guilty in person. Bring proof of inspection to court and show it to the officer who will hopefully drop the ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: If an officer issues a citation for a crash but did not witness the violation himself and there were no witnesses

can the officer testify in traffic court to the violation he cited for?

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

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a speeding ticket in PA by a state trooper who said I was going 51 in a 35. The trooper didn't give a break

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 »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 29, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I plead guilty and pay a fine but fight the points beinf placed on license?

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 »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 19, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Stopped and given ticket for vehicle code sec 3362 sub sec A(3)

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 »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Read the ticket again. One place you say they charged you with 30 in a 25 zone. You then say you were charged with failure to yield to a blind pedestrian.

If in fact it was speeding, the cop was trying to cut you a break by giving you a non-point violation. But you don't get to quash...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was invol.in an accident no other parties besides me.I got a ticket in mail section 3309 sub sec 1.

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.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Only me no one else involved and I got tick. 3309.sub sec.1 should I fight it? Got crash report before tick.?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I received ticket in mail for driver on a suspended lisence my lisence was not suspended, never pulled over

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 »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 5, 2020

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does time start day non criminal traffic citation is written for speedy trial act Bucks County PA Is it 180 days
Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 4, 2020

Speedy trial starts the day it is filed with the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does speedy trial act apply for traffic citation in district court for Bucks County PA?If so what is the time limit
Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 4, 2020

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
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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