Traffic Violation Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Serving Bucks County, Philadelphia County, and Montgomery County
After law enforcement has pulled you over and cited you for a traffic violation, you can pay the price, or get a talented defense lawyer to help you fight the ticket. Whether you are facing a criminal or civil traffic violation, the consequences of a conviction are significant, affecting your insurance and your legal right to operate a vehicle. If you have been issued a citation for a traffic violation or arrested for a criminal traffic violation, before you give in – talk to our traffic violation lawyer at Velter, Yurovsky & Zoftis, LLC.
Our traffic ticket attorney can defend against a range of traffic violations, including the following:
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Red light violations
- Moving violations
- Hit and run
- Failure to yield
- Improper passing
- Underage DUI
- CDL DUI
- Lane change violations
- Failure to stop or yield
- School bus or school zone violations
Pennsylvania uses the point system for traffic violation convictions. These points accumulate per offense, with the number of points against you based upon the severity of the offense. Once you have accumulated six points, you will receive written notice from PennDOT that you must take a test that covers safe driving practices, departmental sanctions, and related safety issues. The agency gives you 30 days in which to pass this exam, or you will face license suspension. Once you pass the test, two points will be removed from your driving record.
For the second accumulation of six points, you will face a 15-day license suspension, and will be required to attend a hearing. Your driving record will be reviewed and you may have your license suspended, or be forced to take a new on-road driver examination. If you fail to attend the hearing, your license will be suspended.
If you have accumulated 11 points or more, your license will be suspended. The period of suspension will vary, based upon whether you have had a suspension in the past. Repeat suspensions can lead up to a year of license suspension.
If you have accumulated enough points or have been convicted of a serious traffic offense, such as reckless driving, you will face mandatory license suspension. The Department of Transportation can also suspend your license for failing to respond to a traffic ticket. If you have had your license suspended for failing to respond, for a serious violation, or for accumulating too many points, call our firm immediately. We can help you take action to seek to restore your license, and get you back behind the wheel.
You may have been wrongfully convicted of a serious traffic offense, and are now living with the consequences, owing expensive fines, with a license suspension and in some cases, jail time. You have the right to appeal. Rather than pleading guilty to a moving violation, call us to help you through the process – and we can help you to appeal a conviction. If you want to retain your legal right to drive, you may need to appeal, and you need a lawyer that has the ability to work within the system and get results. Let us help.
If you have been charged with DUI, you are facing heavy penalties if you are convicted. The penalties imposed in a first misdemeanor DUI (within 10 years) will vary, based upon the alcohol concentration in your blood. For the highest BAC levels, you can face up to 6 months in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, and license suspension for up to 12 months, as well as being required to undergo a full drug and alcohol assessment. The penalties are even worse if you have a prior DUI on your driving record.
After a DUI arrest, your first action should be to contact our firm. We are well-versed in the various effective DUI defense strategies, and can review and evaluate your case to determine how to help you fight to avoid conviction, or reduce the damage to your life and future.
Whether you have been cited for a minor traffic violation, or are facing the consequences of a criminal traffic offense, our traffic ticket defense lawyer can get to work for you. Contact us at Velter, Yurovsky & Zoftis, LLC to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, or fill out our online contact form.
DUI / Traffic Violations
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