License Suspension and Restoration

Certain driving offenses automatically come with a license suspension. These include driving while suspended, driving while DUI suspended, overtaking a school bus, and driving without insurance. Each of these offenses come with a specified amount of suspension time.

License suspensions can be costly in more ways than one. Not being able to drive can greatly impact your work and social life. Worse, if you are caught driving while suspended, you face additional suspension time, and possibly jail.

If you are cited for one of the above offenses, you will need to plead not guilty and fight your case in court. Waiting too long or ignoring these citations will result in a suspension or worse. At Musi, Malone & Daubenberger, our experienced lawyers can help you fight a license suspension. Don’t wait, the faster you act, the better chance you have of getting your license back. Call MM&D law firm at 610-891-8806.

Certain driving offenses automatically come with a license suspension. These include driving while suspended, driving while DUI suspended, overtaking a school bus, and driving without insurance. Each of these offenses come with a specified amount of suspension time. License suspensions can be costly in more ways than one. Not being able to drive can greatly impact your work and social life. Worse, if you are caught driving while suspended, you face additional suspension time, and possibly jail.

If you are cited for one of the above offenses, you will need to plead not guilty and fight your case in court. Waiting too long or ignoring these citations will result in a suspension or worse. At Musi, Malone & Daubenberger, our experienced lawyers can help you fight a license suspension. Don’t wait, the faster you act, the better chance you have of getting your license back. Call MM&D law firm at 610-891-8806.
License Restoration
You know your license is suspended, but you don’t know why. Or you know why your license is suspended, but you do not know how to get it back, or even if you can get it back. License suspensions can come in two types: Term Suspensions, and Indefinite Suspensions.

Term Suspensions - these types of suspensions result from being convicted of specific traffic violations. For instance, driving without insurance comes with a three (3) month suspension. All too often, people will learn that they were convicted of these violations unknowingly when they paid the fine, and thereby plead guilty, or never received notification of the court date.

Indefinite Suspensions - these suspensions usually sound scarier than they are. Most of the time, these result from unpaid traffic tickets. Once the ticket is paid, the suspension will be lifted. However, before paying a ticket, it is best to consult with an attorney to make sure that you are not also pleading guilty to a traffic violation that comes with a suspension (see term suspension above).

Regardless of what type of suspension you have, Musi, Malone and Daubenberger LLP can help you get your license back. Depending upon why your license was suspended and where, you may have various appeals rights available to you. To find out more about how to restore your license, please call MM&D law firm at 610-891-8806.

 

The following indicates violations and the number of points PennDOT gives for committing each violation:

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   
3702  Improper backing  3   
3714(a)  Careless driving  3   
3745  Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only  4