Traffic violations range from failing to stop at a red light to careless driving. Police officers can give you a traffic ticket for a wide range of driving behaviors and offenses. Regardless of the offense that lead to the ticket, you are at risk for points on your license, fines, and a possible license suspension. A defense attorney that is experienced in vehicle tickets and traffic offenses will assist you in eliminating points. Penalties for traffic violations can add up rapidly. The more points you accrue can cause insurance premiums to go up and can also cause a license suspension.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, including a former Assistant District Attorney, for a consultation today at 610-891-8806.
In order to track your on-road behavior, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) uses a point system for every licensed driver in the state. Points are added to your driving record when you are found guilty of a driving violation. Under the Pennsylvania points system, you may be subject to sanctions which can be very severe. Some serious traffic offenses can come with automatic license suspensions, even if your driving record was previously clean. Adding to the financial toll of ticket fines, a license suspension could cause a lot of stress and inconvenience. Our attorneys are aggressive and know the best ways to protect you from points on your license and potential license suspension.
The ticket you receive from the police officer will cost you more than just a fine. There are many hidden costs you may not have considered. An aggressive and experienced attorney can work to reduce your potential costs and fines. One of the biggest financial burdens following a ticket will be the increase in your insurance rates. Insurance rates may go up drastically even for the simplest of traffic offenses if not handled correctly. This is why it is imperative you contact one of our attorneys quickly to prevent such increases.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, look over the violation and fine to make sure there are no mistakes. One of the most common defenses to vehicle tickets is police error. A skilled traffic attorney will look for these mistakes to see if you have been wrongly charged. No matter what type of traffic violation you are accused of, our attorneys will advocate for you in order to obtain the best outcome.
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Listed below is Pennsylvania’s Driver’s License Point System:
|Vehicle Code||Description||No. of Points|
|1512||Violation of restriction on driver’s license – wearing glasses etc.||2|
|1571||Violation concerning license||3|
|3102||Failure to obey authorized persons directing traffic||2|
|3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii)||Failure to stop for a red light||3|
|3114(a)(1)||Failure to stop for a flashing red light||3|
|3302||Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle|
|3303||Improper passing overtaken driver to maintain speed or passing driver to pull in at safe distance||3|
|3304||Improper passing on the right||3|
|3305||Improper passing on the left clear distance ahead||3|
|3306(a)(1)||Improper passing on a hill||4|
|3306(a)(2)||Improper passing at a railroad crossing or intersection||3|
|3306(a)(3)||Improper passing at a bridge or tunnel||3|
|3307||Improper passing in a no-passing zone||3|
|3310||Following too closely||3|
|3321||Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection||3|
|3322||Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn||3|
|3323(b)||Failure to stop for stop sign||3|
|3323(c)||Failure to yield at yield sign||3|
|3324||Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway between intersections||3|
|3332||Improper turning around – illegal U-turns||3|
|3341(a)||Failure to obey signal indicating approach of train||2|
|3341(b)||Failure to comply with crossing gate or barrier||30 day suspension and 4|
|3342(b) or (e)||Failure to stop at railroad crossings||4|
|3344||Failure to stop when entering from alley driveway or building||3|
|3345(a)||Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights||60 day suspension and 5|
|3361||Driving too fast for conditions||(if violation occurs in an active work zone and in conjunction with an accident 15-day suspension) and 2|
|3362||Exceeding maximum speed (Miles over Speed Limit) 6 to 10||2|
|11 to 15 (if violation occurs in an active work zone||15-day suspension) and 3|
|16 to 25 (if violation occurs in an active work zone||15-day suspension) and 4|
|26 to 30 (if violation occurs in an active work zone||15-day suspension) and 5|
|31 and Over Departmental Hearing and Sanctions provided under Section 1538(d)(if violation occurs in an active work zone||15-day suspension) and 5|
|3365(b)||Exceeding special speed limit in school zone||3|
|3365(c)||Exceeding special speed limit for trucks on downgrades||3|
|3542(a)||Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk||2|
|3547(a)||Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk when entering from a driveway or alley||3|
|3549(a)||Failure to yield to blind pedestrians||3|
|3745||Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only||4|